JACINTA Creedy will have to wait another week to find out if she is to become the new Division 3 councillor.
After 10 of the 11 booths were counted yesterday Ms Creedy led by 423 votes.
It will come down to postal votes and preferences.
Candidates Peter Cox and Jason Hague hold second and third position respectively with 26.49% and 25.23% of the vote.
Ms Creedy, who watched scrutineering over the past few days as the final formal votes were counted, said it had been an interesting ride.
"It's been very exciting. It's the most exhilarating thing I've been a part of," she said.
"At counting the last two days, preferences are as low as 5%. Everyone has been voting 1 this time around.
"At the last election, there were a lot more preference votes. This is quite unusual.
"We won't know until Tuesday next week ... it is too close to call, but I'm feeling confident.
"It has been a long road ... at last count I was 423 ahead, I'm feeling like we're in the right spot. But it's too close to claim victory."
In the meantime, Ms Creedy said it was business as usual running her web-based payroll and rostering company.
Mr Hague said he was checking the results every afternoon.
"You've got to be confident. There's still a fair few postal votes in there," he said.
"You never know.
"It's fairly much out of my hands. I'm excited to hopefully represent Division 3 because out of those three people - Jacinta, Peter Cox and Jason Hague - I'm the only one who lives in the division."
It is not only Division 3 candidates who have to wait for a result.
It is tight in Division 9, too.
With 10 of the 11 booths counted yesterday, Stephen Robinson was in front with 22.3% of the votes, followed by Taylor Bunnag, (20.73%) and Bruce Dunne (17.79%). In Division 1, Rick Baberowski was the frontrunner with 31.53%, followed by Bob McLean with 23.01%, with nine of 14 booths counted.
Division 4 councillor Chris Thompson retained his seat after securing 55%, ahead of Cassie Champion with 38.15%.
Division 5 councillor Jenny McKay retained her seat with 72.88% with nine of 14 booths counted, as did Division 7 councillor Ted Hungerford with 56.41%, ahead of Zrinka Johnston (32.21%) also with nine of 14 booths counted.
In Division 8, Jason OPray held the lead after six of 11 booths were counted with 38.98%.
In Division 10, Greg Rogerson was in front with 34.87% with eight of 13 booths counted.
Division 12 councillor Lew Brennan lost to Tony Wellington, who secured 56.09% to 43.91% after nine of 14 booths were counted.