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In what is one of the closest local body election results in New Zealand, Mr Lewers was edged out from the council table by a solitary vote, landing on 2813, behind AJ Mason (2814).
The official result was declared on Thursday - Mr Lewers has three days to ask for a countback.
Yesterday afternoon he said he was "still just trying to get my head together".
"It's actually a decent process if you do go down that path and then there's costs involved with it, that may or may not fall on me.
"One vote, obviously, you can understand - it's a bit raw - so I just don't want to make a decision while the blood's pumping."
Yesterday the Otago Daily Times reported if Mr Lewers did ask for a countback and both men ended up tied with the same number of votes, the seat would be decided by a coin toss.