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Wellington City Mayoral Result Undecided

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Wellington City Mayoral Result Undecided

Mayor Kerry Prendergast has an election night lead of 40 votes over Celia Wade-Brown, but it won't be known who's won the race until special votes have been processed. Some 960 special votes were issued. The result may not be known until Wednesday.

Electoral Officer Ross Bly announced the results for Wellington City Council and the Tawa Community Board this evening at 6pm.

Because Wellington uses the STV voting system, the results were announced later than most other cities around the country today.

Ross says: "This is the closest margin between two Mayoral candidates that I've seen in all my years in the elections office. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what the special votes tell us over the next few days."

The final results will be officially notified on Wednesday 13 October, as planned.

City Councillors elected were: Ngaire Best, Justin Lester and Helene Ritchie (Northern Ward), Jo Coughlan, Andy Foster and John Morrison (Onslow-Western Ward), Stephanie Cook, Ian McKinnon and Iona Pannett (Lambton Ward), Ray Ahipene-Mercer, Leonie Gill and Simon Marsh (Eastern Ward), Paul Eagle and Bryan Pepperell (Southern Ward).

Incumbent Councillors Hayley Wain and Rob Goulden were not returned.

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