Results from the Whanganui District Council elections have not yet been released but Ray Stevens says he has lost his seat.
Mr Stevens told the Chronicle he had been rung by and told he was "councillor 13."
"I'm next on the list."
There are 12 seats on the council.
The council website that was due to make an announcement on the election has crashed.
Attempts to go online and find out Whanganui District and Health Board results has been impossible.
On its Facebook page the council has apologised for the computer failure.
Mr Stevens did not know about the health board result, which he also stood for.