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Final vote count overturns one Thames Ward Councillor position

Final vote count overturns one Thames Ward Councillor position

Posted October 21, 2019
Media Release , Council Matters

The final vote count from the local elections now sees Robyn Sinclair as the third (of three) Thames Ward Councillor, with two votes more than Alison Choppin, who after the preliminary vote count had been seven votes ahead of Ms Sinclair.

Ms Sinclair received 1653 votes and Ms Choppin 1651.

The final count includes the special votes, which were verified and counted in Wellington and released to Thames Coromandel District Council.

Any request for a recount must be lodged with the District Court within three days of the public notice of the final results, which was published in the Waikato Times today.

All other candidate placings remain the same as the preliminary results.

In all, 54.65 percent of electors in our district voted, more than in any local election since 2010, when 61.2 percent voted.

The turnout in 2016 was 53.08 percent and in 2013 it was 48.2 percent.