I declare the result for the 2015 Tai Tonga Taiwhenua electorate representative by-election that closed on Friday 2 October 2015. I confirm that the official result was determined after the scrutiny of the electoral roll was completed, the validity of all votes was determined, and all valid votes were counted.
Tai Tonga Taiwhenua Electorate Representative (1 vacancy) Votes Received
SEVERNE, Charlotte 397
HARRIS, Judy 151
OTIMI, Dominic 110
BLANK VOTING PAPERS 0
I therefore declare Charlotte SEVERNE to be elected as a Tai Tonga Taiwhenua Trustee for the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust.
The voter return was 23.65%, being 659 votes received from 2,787 eligible members, of which 35.36% voted by internet and 64.64% voted by post.
Returning Officer - Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust
0800 666 033
7 October 2015
Posted: Fri 09 Oct 2015