Winner will be known on Saturday
Neil Sinclair will have to write two speeches ahead of the weekend.
The South Waikato District Council Mayor is set to speak at two functions on Saturday night, regardless of the result of the local body elections.
The winner of the three-horse race for mayor will be announced in the early afternoon on Saturday.
That evening Mr Sinclair will speak at Putaruru’s business awards and the Tirau Volunteer Fire Brigade awards night.
Polling closes at noon on Saturday. Those returning their ballots by post are advised to do it today though voting forms can also be handed in at council offices.
So far voter turnout has been low. As of Friday only a quarter of eligible voters had returned their voting papers.
In all 3791 votes, 25.43 per cent of voting papers sent out, have been returned. The highest turnout by percentage is in Tokoroa with 2434 votes representing 26.33 percent of possible voters.
In Putaruru 1040 votes have been cast by 24.64 per cent of those eligible. The lowest is Tirau where the 317 votes are 21.95 per cent of voters. The winner will be announced on www.southwaikato.govt.nz.
DECISION TIME: Whether you’re voting for Neil Sinclair (left), Sharon Clair or Johnny Dryden postal votes must be mailed back today.