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Palmerston North Preliminary Election Results

13 October 2013
Palmerston North Preliminary Election Results
The preliminary results of the Palmerston North City Council elections were announced by the Electoral Officer at 7pm, Saturday 12 October.

Preliminary Mayoral Result

Naylor, Jono: Elected
Findlay, Lew (Independent): Excluded
McCann, Duncan (Independent): Excluded
Barber, Ross Eaton: Excluded
Seton, Grant: Excluded
Philip, Gary: Excluded

Preliminary Councillor Result

Findlay, Lew (Independent): Elected
Broad, Adrian: Elected
McCann, Duncan (Independent): Elected
Hapeta, Leonie: Elected
Jefferies, Jim: Elected
Utikere, Tangi: Elected
Baty, Susan (Independent): Elected
Bowen, Rachel: Elected
Dennison, Vaughan: Elected
Smith, Grant: Elected
Rutherford, Aleisha: Elected
Teo-Sherrell, Chris (Sustainable Palmerston North): Elected
Nixon, Annette: Elected
Linklater, Ross (Independent): Elected
Meehan, Billy: Elected
Barnett, Jan (Independent): Excluded
Wilson, Bruce: Excluded
Johnson, Lorna: Excluded
Gunning, Niki: Excluded
Fitzgerald, Hayden: Excluded
Etheridge, Phil: Excluded
Eddy, Nick (Independent): Excluded
Ireland, David: Excluded
Martin, Dion: Excluded
Paine, Elizabeth: Excluded
Pettengill, James: Excluded
Korte, Marilyn: Excluded
Poppelwell, David: Excluded
Reiri, Rihari Wiremu: Excluded
Johnson, Russell Mark: Excluded
Turner, Charles Peter (Independent): Excluded
Smith, Allen: Excluded
Hartshorne, Ange: Excluded
The tables above show the names of the candidates in the order they have been elected, or reverse order they have been excluded.
Electoral officer, Dr John Annabell says the outcome of this election may change once special voting papers have been counted.
The computer software used to calculate election results for the Councillor election means that candidates with enough support to be elected do not keep more votes than they need to be elected. Rather, the excess votes they receive are redistributed, in order of voter preference, so as to help elect other candidates. At the other end of the scale, where no candidate has sufficient support to achieve the quota and there are still vacancies to fill, the least popular candidate is removed from the count and, again, their votes are used to assist other candidates in being elected. This is done on the basis that it is impossible for that candidate to be elected, even if all remaining votes were transferred to them.
For the election of Palmerston North City Councillors 58 iterations of the voting cycle took place.
The full results can be found at http://www.pncc.govt.nz/yourcouncil/citycouncil/elections/election-results-2013/
The total voter turnout was 38.4 per cent. At the 2010 election voter turnout was 42.8 per cent.
Dr Annabell says the successful candidates will take up their positions on Sunday 20th October subject to the final results being advertised on 19th Saturday October.

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