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Special votes delay Auckland election result

The final results from Auckland local election will be announced on Saturday, with counting delayed by an influx of around 6,500 special votes, Auckland Council has announced.

“We’ve received about 6,500 special votes in total, and so it is taking longer than expected. It’s important we process these accurately – the verification of these votes needs to be exact before being forwarded onto the Electoral Commission for confirmation,” says Dale Ofsoske, Independent Election Services.

“Special votes take a lot more time to process as there are extra steps involved to ensure the votes cast are eligible before they are sorted and counted.”

Mr Ofsoske said provisionally elected candidates with marginal leads have been notified.

The final count and official results will be published on Saturday 15 October at voteauckland.co.nz/results2022.

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