Voters trickled in at Buderim booths on Saturday.
Voters trickled in at Buderim booths on Saturday.

Long wait drags on for council hopefuls

THE long wait for a result continues for many candidates around the Sunshine Coast.

Updates in the voting count were rare for many divisions across the region, as the Electoral Commission Queensland continued to tally votes.

It was understood postal votes could start to be counted later this week, although the deadline for those to be received by Electoral Commission Queensland wasn't until 5pm on Tuesday next week.

The Daily understood there were more than 3100 telephone votes also recorded in the region which were still to be counted.

The divisions still up for grabs include divisions 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10, although Cr Jason O'Pray is growing more confident of holding his Division 8 seat.

Division 2 candidate Terry Landsberg said he scrutineered for a short time on Sunday and didn't see many preferences marked on ballot papers, with most opting to just "vote 1", but he, along with many other candidates, just had to wait it out.


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