Scott to take vacant seat on board

Bob Scott
Bob Scott
Preliminary results for the Cromwell Community Board by-election have resulted in Bob Scott being named the successful candidate, with 1086 votes.

The postal vote closed at noon on Friday and two candidates — Mr Scott and David George, who received 666 votes, were vying to fill the seat on the board left vacant after the shock resignation of sitting member Robin Dicey in April.

Central Otago District Council chief executive Sanchia Jacobs said the voter response rate for the Cromwell ward was just under 28% or 1780 votes.

Three votes were classed as ‘‘informal’’ and 25 were returned blank.

There were four special votes to be processed on Friday.

Mr Scott will be sworn in at the Cromwell Community Board meeting to be held on July 29. Final results will be declared this week.

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