Vote recount confirms election result

Published on 01 November 2019

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A recount of Te Hiku Ward votes cast in the Far North District Council elections earlier this month has not changed the outcome of the elections.

Final results released on 18 October confirmed Felicity Foy (2644 votes), David Collard (1876 votes) and Mate Radich (1870 votes) as the three councillors for Te Hiku Ward. A vote recount requested by Hazely Windleborn, who had 1860 votes when final results were declared, was granted by the Whangarei District Court and undertaken yesterday.

The ranking of candidates remains unchanged after the recount.  Seven candidates’ votes increased by one vote, while four candidates’ votes decreased by one vote. Two candidates’ votes went down by two votes and three candidates’ votes remained unchanged. The number of blank votes decreased by three votes.

Felicity Foy, David Collard and Mate Radich were sworn in as councillors at a Council meeting yesterday.  Final results and amended results following the recount are below.

 

Candidate

Votes Received

Final Results 18/10/19

 

Rank

 

Votes Received

Amended Results

31/10/19

 

Rank

FOY, Felicity

2644

1

2645

1

COLLARD, David

1876

2

1874

2

RADICH, Mate

1870

3

1871

3

WINDELBORN, Hazely

1860

 

1859

 

OSBORNE, Mark

1631

 

1630

 

AUSTEN-REID, Naomi

1443

 

1444

 

BAMBER, Ian

1308

 

1309

 

BRADFORD, Sue

1301

 

1301

 

KEARNEY-YANK, Sacha

1058

 

1056

 

KERRISON, Jason

1006

 

1006

 

KARAKA, Lillian

482

 

481

 

TAUHARA, Niki

470

 

469

 

MURRAY, Barry

448

 

449

 

TAHANA, JT

418

 

419

 

PAINTING, Lyle

63

 

63

 

INFORMAL

22

 

23

 

BLANK

101

 

98