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Final Election Results 2013

Friday October 18 2013

Final Mayoral Result

 Candidate  Affiliation  Status
 Naylor, Jono    Elected
 Findlay, Lew  Independent  Excluded
 McCann, Duncan  Independent  Excluded
 Barber, Ross Easton    Excluded
 Seton, Grant  Dignity Rates Watch Plus  Excluded
 Philip, Gary Stewart    Excluded


Final Councillor Result (15 Vacancies)

 Candidate  Affiliation  Status
 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
 Johnson, Lorna    Excluded
 Wilson, Bruce    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 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 55 iterations of the voting cycle took place.

For the full Final, Preliminary and Progress results please follow this link    /yourcouncil/citycouncil/elections/election-results-2013/

The total voter turnout was 38.7 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.