Marcus Lush has been elected to the Invercargill City Council, after voting in the by-election closed at midday today.
Progress results show Mr Lush has been the successful candidate with 7003 votes out of the 13,991 votes which have been counted thus far.
Deputy Electoral Officer Michael Morris said Mr Lush received more than half of the votes counted.
“While special votes still need to be counted, as well as any votes dropped off to our ballot boxes today, the margin between the candidates is significant enough that we are confident Mr Lush will be your next Councillor,” Mr Morris said.
It is not yet known how many votes have been cast today, being the final day of the by-election, however the return rate thus far has been 34.86 per cent of eligible voters.
The final result for the Invercargill City Council by-election that closed on Wednesday 17 February 2021 is:
Marcus LUSH is declared elected.
The voter return was 36.58%, being 14,700 votes.