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And they're racing ... the Eurobodalla election count continues

Welcome to Monday Dec 6th where the counting continues to see who will become the next Mayor and councillors for Eurobodalla Shire as at 9:28am the following counts have been for the Mayoral position:

Given that these only represent 28.2% of the total possible votes it is early days still. If you wanted to project the figures to a final winner you will need to look at where candidate preferences lie as there will be no clear winner across the line with more than 50% of all the votes. That is where preference deals click in.

Based on the numbers we have already you could play the game: Round 1. Who is the lowest? Gary Smith. Gary gave his 2nd Preference to Tubby Harrison - this will now give Tubby a new total of 1180 + 189 = 1369 Round 2. Who has the next lowest? Alison Worthington. Alison gave the 2nd preference to David Grace - this will now give David a new total of 1219 + 1067 = 2286 Round 3. Who has the next lowest? Karyn Starmerwith 1344 Karyn gave the 2nd preference to David Grace - this will now give David a new total of 2286 + 1344 = 3680 Round 4. Who has the next lowest? Rob Pollock Rob did not preference - his votes dissolve (note: If he did give preferences he gave them to Tubby Harrison - this would have the effect of giving Tubby 2746 votes) Tally so far - David Grace 3680 - Tubby Harrison 1369 (or 2746 depending on what Rob Pollock did) - Mat Hatcher 2120. Road 5. Who has the next lowest? 1st option - Tubby Harrison Tubby gave the 2nd preference to Mat Hatcher - this will now give Mat a new total of 2120 + 1369 = 3489 This would then see a two horse race between David Grace on 3680 and Mat Hatcher on 3489 (keep in mind that this is only a projection based on the current 28.2% of votes counted) BUT - what if Pollock did give his preferences to Tubby? Then Mat would be the next lowest and he would give his preferences to.... Tubby That would then see a two horse race between David Grace on 3680 and Tubby on 4858.

How votes are counted in a local government election

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