2019 Invercargill results

Final election results announced today have confirmed there will be no changes to the Council table from the preliminary results.

The final count shows Sir Tim Shadbolt secured 9,672 votes, while top-polling Council candidate Nobby Clark received 10,802 votes.

Council Deputy Electoral Officer Michael Morris said final figures showed voter turnout was 53.01 per cent, slightly lower than at the last election, when returns were 54.9 per cent.

“Invercargill’s returns are typically slightly higher than the national average, and this is reflected again in these results,” Mr Morris said.

The newly elected Invercargill City Council will be sworn in at an inaugural Council meeting on Tuesday 29 October.

Members of the new Bluff Community Board, who were elected unopposed, will be sworn in at their inaugural meeting on Wednesday 30 October.

If you are on a mobile device download the Final results PDF here

Invercargill Mayor (1 Vacancy)

SHADBOLT, Tim

9,672


LUDLOW, Darren
AMUNDSEN, Becs
CHERNISHOV, Steve

INFORMAL
BLANK VOTING PAPERS

6,425
3,302
623

36
589


Invercargill City Council (12 vacancies)

CLARK, Nobby 
LUDLOW, Darren
BIDDLE, Toni
POTTINGER, Ian
ARNOLD, Allan
LEWIS, Graham
SKELT, Nigel
AMUNDSEN, Becs
ABBOTT, Lindsay 

CRACKETT, Alex 
SOPER, Lesley
KETT, Peter Warren 

10,802
9,936
9,847
9,627
8,502
8,463
8,205
8,133
7,979
7,886
7,363
6,622


HARPUR, Wayne
THOMAS, Lindsay
GRABER, Kari
CHILTON, Barry
BUCK, Thelma
STEWART, Barry R
COOTE, Jay
PLEASANCE, Shane
THOMSON, Juliana
UAMAKI, Miriama
TEMPERO, Russell (aka Judge)
CHERNISHOV, Steve
EDWARDS, Ian
JASPERSE, Carol (CJ)
COUGHLAN, Waka
MCDONALD, Alton
RIKKERINK, John

INFORMAL
BLANK VOTING PAPERS

6,513
6,511
6,376
6,206
5,632
5,486
4,099
3,774
3,742
3,558
3,188
3,168
2,769
2,175
1,672
1,600
909

72
348


Invercargill Licensing Trust (6 vacancies)

O’BRIEN, Paddy
PRENTICE, Suzanne
MIKA, Mike
NEWELL, Angela
DENNIS, Alan
BELLEW, Sean Peter 

O’CONNOR, Stephen
MORETON, Andrew
MCDONALD, Karl
DOWLING, Tom
NALLY, Steve

INFORMAL
BLANK VOTING PAPERS

10,313
9,261
9,256
7,394
6,677
6,489

5,106
5,015
4,781
4,166
2,781

22
786


The voter return was 53.01%, being 20,389 votes, excluding special votes.

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