TAMWORTH returning officer Karen Barany confirmed yesterday that the figures in the Tamworth Regional Council election on the weekend would not really change much before Thursday.
“There won’t be any change in the numbers until the preferences are all finished,” Mrs Barany said.
She said the election result should be known “hopefully by Thursday”.
Figures on the NSW Electoral Commission website would only change by “a couple of votes, that’d be it”, she said.
Figures on the electoral website yesterday bore testament to her words, with most candidates’ vote tallies, if they moved upward, only moving by about three to four votes.
“All the first preferences are in now except for a couple of hundred,” Mrs Barany said.
The quota needed to be re-elected is 3157.
Incumbent mayor Col Murray polled almost double what anyone else did – he had an outstanding result of 5668 in the initial count of first-preference votes over the weekend.
His tally yesterday stood at 5674.
Mrs Barany said the election had gone well.
“It’s gone very smoothly – we’re very happy with it, no problems at all,” she said.