Halfway through the count Chapman holds 640 vote lead

9AM UPDATE: In division eight Denis Chapman has extended his lead over Robert Garland to more than 640 votes with 50% of the roll counted.

Mr Chapman has attracted 43% of the vote compared to Cr Garland on 27%.

Former councillor Les Muckan has 22% and Krissie Miller has 6%.

SUNDAY

NOON UPDATE: Denis Chapman is thanking voters of division eight for trusting him to represent them for the next four years.

On 43% Mr Chapman leads deputy mayor Robert Garland who remains on 25%.

With 26% of the roll counted Les Muckan sits on 24% and Krissie Miller has 5%.

SATURDAY

UPDATE 8.20PM: Denis Chapman is leading deputy mayor Robert Garland in division eight.

Cr Garland has 25% of the vote but Mr Chapman leads on 48%.

Les Muckan has 21% and Krissie MIller has 4%.

Cr Garland has "had better days".

"Good guys always lose," he said.

2PM UPDATE: The smell of sausages is greeting the smaller number of voters visiting the division eight pre-polling booth in Urraween.

Candidates Krissie Miller, Robert Garland, Les Muckan and Denis Chapman are all at the Baptist Church greeting voters.

A sausage sizzle is on offer to raise money for a Fiji Mission trip.

Known at the booth as the 'Ben the sausage kid', he said about 50 had been sold in the morning.

"A lot of people are saying it's the best sausage they're ever had," he said.

EARLIER: Deputy mayor Robert Garland is confident of a positive result this evening.

Cr Garland has been the deputy mayor since July last year.

Denis Chapman, Les Muckan and Krissie Miller are challenging him.

To learn more about your candidates, click here.

For a full list of candidates in all divisions, click here.



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