We still don’t have a final election result but we can bring you an update.
The 5 positions of the Murweh Shire Council cannot be officially declared, with postal votes and preferential votes still to be counted.
Today is the cut off day for any outstanding postal votes.
The Returning Officer, Des Niesler, will be counting all preferential votes for the Mayoral position this afternoon, and well into the evening.
Electoral Commission Queensland will call the results when all eligible votes are counted, including preferential, but with a lot of Shire’s around Queensland still undeclared the process could take a few days.
The vote tally as of lunch time today is:
Annie Liston: 1,036 votes / 41.56 %
Denis Cook: 845 votes / 33.89%
John Jones: 612 votes / 24.55%
The four councillor positions is still between:
Peter ‘Red’ Alexander: 1,206 votes / 12.20%
Robert Eckel: 1,202 votes / 12.16%
Shaun ‘Zoro’ Radnedge: 1,120 votes / 11.33%
Lyn Capewell: 986 votes / 9.97%
Jake Sullivan: 936 votes / 9.47%