While the count continues, there was little support for any councillors other than Tony Allen at polling booths in the Shire’s north when it came to first preference voting.
Allen headed the first preference vote at every polling booth on September 10, except Tanja Public School, where three female candidates, Jo Dodds, Cathy Griff and Liz Seckold, topped the small booth.
The Cobargo dairy farmer and former mayor headed the pre-polling booth in Bega and the Shire’s postal votes, coming a close second to Bermagui’s Carol Carmody at the pre-polling booth at Bermagui.
Informal votes were high at a number of booths, even finishing in the top three at the Candelo, Quaama and Wolumla booths.
Newcomer, Tas Fitzer took out the second highest number of first preference votes at Bega High School, ahead of deputy mayor Liz Seckold, while fellow new face Jo Dodds was a popular choice at Bega Public School, Bemboka Hall, Bermagui Community Centre, Brogo Hall, Cobargo Arts Hall and Tathra Public School.
Scroll down to see the top three results at each booth.