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Final Auckland Council local election results

Published: 12 October 2019

UPDATED | Saturday 19 October, 10.55am

The final Auckland Council local election results have been published at voteauckland.co.nz.

There are a total of 65 new local board members (out of 149) and four new councillors (out of 20).

A total of 375,649 people voted in this year’s local election. This equates to 35.26 per cent of eligible voters.

Turnout was down on 2016 (38.5 per cent) and just short of 2013 (35.5 per cent).

This year saw an unprecedented number of special votes cast (6,084). This is about two thousand more than in 2016.

 

UPDATED | Friday 18 October, 4.15pm

The full Auckland Council Governing Body has today been finalised, with the official results confirming that Pippa Coom has been elected councillor for the Waitematā and Gulf ward, and Tracy Mulholland has been elected councillor for the Whau ward.

Pippa Coom received 6581 votes, 319 more than the second candidate Mike Lee with 6262 votes. 

Tracy Mulholland received 5853 votes, 190 more than the second candidate Ross Clow with 5663 votes. 

The results of the Waitematā, Waiheke, Aotea / Great Barrier and Whau local boards have also been finalised.

Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske says, while the Governing Body is now known, a number of special votes still need to be validated before the full results can be released. These results will be released on the morning of Saturday 19 October 2019.

Mr Ofsoske says validating each special vote is a long and cumbersome process. Read more about special votes here

More than six thousand special votes were cast this year, about two thousand more than in the 2016 Auckland local elections.

The latest election results can be viewed on the elections website, voteauckland.co.nz/results.

Mayor of Auckland | Phil Goff

Albany Ward | John Watson, Wayne Walker

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward | Christine Fletcher, Cathy Casey

Franklin Ward | Bill Cashmore 

Howick Ward | Sharon Stewart, Paul Young 

Manukau Ward | Fa’anānā Efeso Collins, Alf Filipaina

Manurewa-Papakura Ward | Angela Dalton, Daniel Newman 

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Ward | Josephine Bartley 

North Shore Ward | Richard Hills, Chris Darby 

Ōrākei Ward | Desley Simpson 

Rodney Ward | Greg Sayers

Waitākere Ward | Linda Cooper, Shane Henderson 

Waitematā and Gulf Ward | Pippa Coom 

Whau Ward | Tracy Mulholland

Waitematā Local Board 

Alexandra Bonham, Adriana Christie, Sarah Trotman, Richard Northey, Julie Sandilands, Kerrin Leoni, Graeme Gunthorp 

Waiheke Local Board  

Cath Handley, Bob Upchurch, Paul Walden, Robin Tucker, Kylee Matthews 

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board  

Izzy Fordham, Sue Daly, Luke Coles, Patrick O’Shea, Valmaine Toki  

Whau Local Board 

Catherine Farmer, Warren Piper, Susan Zhu, Fasitua Amosa, Te'evā Matāfai, Kay Thomas, Jessica Rose


UPDATED | Tuesday 15 October, 11.50am

Due to the high number of special votes cast in the Auckland local election, the final election results will now be available on Friday 18 October.

Electoral Officer Dale Ofsoske says more than six thousand special votes have been received and need to be validated.

About two thousand more special votes were cast this year compared to 2016.

A media release will be issued as soon at the final election results are published on the elections website, voteauckland.co.nz.


UPDATED | Sunday 13 October, 8.50pm

Preliminary results released today confirm Phil Goff has retained the Auckland mayoralty with 176,599 votes.

Visit the elections website, voteauckland.co.nz, for the full preliminary results.

The results show Pippa Coom is ahead by 150 votes in the Waitematā and Gulf ward, and Tracy Mulholland is ahead by 166 in the Whau ward. All special votes will need to be counted before their election to Auckland Council's Governing Body is confirmed.

There remain some close calls in the local board results. 

A total of 370,368 votes have been counted at the preliminary results stage. This represents 34.76 per cent of registered voters.

Preliminary results include all ordinary votes cast throughout the region but do not include special votes. Final results are expected on Friday 18 October 2019 (once all valid special votes have been included).


UPDATED | Sunday 13 October, 7.30pm

We’re still expecting preliminary election results this evening and will post to voteauckland.co.nz. The electoral officer’s team has been working around the clock and says they’re due to us soon. 

UPDATED | Sunday 13 October, 9.45am

Due to the high number of votes collected yesterday that are still being counted, the Electoral Officer has advised the preliminary Auckland local election results won’t be available until this afternoon.

Auckland Council will issue a media release as soon as the results have been published on the elections website, voteauckland.co.nz.

Preliminary results include all ordinary votes cast throughout the region but do not include special votes. Final results are expected on Friday 18 October 2019 (once all valid special votes have been included).


UPDATED | Saturday 12 October 2.45PM

Phil Goff has retained the Auckland mayoralty with 155,957 votes.

Progress results for the Auckland local election are now available on the elections website, voteauckland.co.nz or here.

Progress results reflect approximately 95 per cent of the votes cast but don’t include special votes or votes hand-delivered on election day morning.

Results for the Whau and Waitematā-Gulf wards are too close to call and may become clearer once the preliminary results are through.

Just 154 votes separate the two top-ranked candidates in Whau, while the margin in the Waitematā-Gulf ward is 178 votes.

Bill Cashmore was the only candidate to contest the Franklin ward and returns to the seat unopposed. Likewise, Greg Sayers returns to the Rodney seat unopposed.

There are also a number of close calls in the local board results.

The progress results for the mayor and ward councillors are below.

Mayor of Auckland

Phil Goff

Albany Ward

John Watson, Wayne Walker

Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward

Cathy Casey, Christine Fletcher

Franklin Ward

Bill Cashmore

Howick Ward

Sharon Stewart, Paul Young

Manukau Ward

​Alf Filipaina, Fa’anānā Efeso Collins

Manurewa-Papakura Ward

Angela Dalton, Daniel Newman

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Ward

Josephine Bartley

North Shore Ward

Chris Darby, Richard Hills

Ōrākei Ward

Desley Simpson

Rodney Ward

Greg Sayers

Waitākere Ward

Linda Cooper, Shane Henderson

Waitematā and Gulf Ward

Pippa Coom (subject to confirmation)

Whau Ward

Tracy Mulholland (subject to confirmation)

 

 

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