Final election results nudge mayor further
South Waikato District Mayor Neil Sinclair has extended his majority a little more with the final release of election results.
Mr Sinclair picked up four more votes after special votes were added to the preliminary results that were announced last Saturday. The second highest polling candidate picked up one extra vote. This extended Mr Sinclair’s majority to 2706.
The final results were printed in the classified section of last week’s South Waikato News.
Their release was in time for that section’s deadline but not for inclusion in the front of the paper.
The inaugural meeting of the new council term will be held tomorrow at 7pm at the council chambers in Tokoroa.
Following a powhiri the council and mayor will be sworn in, elect a deputy mayor and decide on committee chairpersons and members.
The final tally of voting papers had the highest per capita turnout in the Tokoroa ward where 40.55 per cent of voting papers were returned. Across the district this number was 39.48 per cent, Putaruru had 38.57 per cent and Tirau 35.16 per cent.