The tables 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.
Mayoral preliminary results
Electing one mayor from two candidates.
|BARBER, Ross Easton||Team God||Excluded|
Councillor preliminary results
Electing 15 councillors from 28 candidates.
|BARRETT, Brent||Green Party||Elected|
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 61 iterations of the voting cycle took place.
The total voter turnout was 38.7 per cent. At the 2013 election voter turnout was also 38.7 per cent.
Dr Annabell says the successful candidates will take up their positions on Sunday 16 October subject to the final results being advertised on Sunday 15 October.