Poll results firming up
PREFERENCE votes, especially in Division 4, remain the only continuing source of uncertainty about last weekend's Gympie Regional Council election result.
A final count now awaits only the counting of outstanding postal votes on Tuesday evening.
Mayor-elect Ron Dyne was comfortable on 10,411 votes yesterday, with nearest rival Mick Venardos, on 7741 votes, conceding defeat.
George Groth polled 4965 and Snow Meredith 1912.
Top-scoring divisional councillor-elect is Tony Perrett, declared Division 6 winner, with 2221 votes.
With 69.3% of the vote he is the most popular councillor, as he was last time, when he also topped the poll under a different electoral system.
His only opponent, Brian Thomas, scored 984 votes.
The only other declared winner is Ian Petersen in Division 3, with 1575 votes, or 57.76% of the vote.
Mark McDonald finished the week with a comfortable but still unfinalised vote of 1380, making him almost unbeatable in Division 1, with 41.72%.
Rae Gate clearly won in Division 2 with 1636 votes, or 53.89%.
Larry Friske in Division 5 has 1548 votes or 51.88%.
Mick Curran is almost home in Division 7 with 1416 votes, or 42.61%.
And Julie Walker on 1450 votes (49.14%) is the winner in Division 8.
Wayne Sachs looks good in Division 4, with 736 votes (24.25%).