Saturday 17 February 2018
The preliminary result of Hamilton City Council’s East Ward By-Election show voters have elected Ryan Hamilton as their new City Councillor.
Ryan Hamilton is a local business owner and a trustee on the Hamilton Christian Night Shelter Trust.
The official result will be declared on Wednesday, 21 February 2018, and new Councillor Hamilton will be sworn in at an extraordinary Council meeting at 9am Thursday, 22 February 2018.
The Electoral Officer received 12869 votes, or 23.2 per cent of the 55,512 papers initially issued. This compares to the 35.4 per cent of East Ward papers returned in the 2016 full Council election.
Hamilton City Council’s East Ward By-Election was prompted by the passing of Councillor Philip Yeung on 30 September last year. The By-Election attracted fifteen candidates and was held under the First-Past-the-Post electoral system. The East Ward covers all the city east of the Waikato River and is represented by six Councillors.
Click here for the full results.