A mix of old, new and familiar faces have been declared councillors of Warrumbungle Shire, following Local Government elections on Saturday, 10 September.
After a delay in counting due to issues with the system used to process the votes, the final results were made public on Saturday, 17 September.
Long-serving Baradine councillor, Denis Todd, was first over the line, with 605 votes, and was the only candidate to reach the required quota of 547 based on first preference votes.
Newcomer, Ambrose Doolan, was two votes short of the quota on 545, but was elected to position two on the third count.
His group member, Phil Johnston, missed out on a spot, despite placing seventh in first preference votes.
Phil and Ambrose lodged a request for a recount with the Electoral Commission, querying the counting process, but this appeal was dismissed.
Contesting their first election, Coonabarabran candidates Kodi Brady and Aniello Iannuzzi both claimed a seat at the council table, along with former councillors Ray Lewis, from Neilrex, and Wendy Hill, from Dunedoo.
Anne-Louise Capel, from Coolah, and Peter Shinton, from Coonabarabran, have also been returned to council, while fellow councillor, Fred Clancy, came from behind to secure preferences that boosted his position from 11th, following primary votes, to six, after the distribution of preferences.
Ron Sullivan, Gary Andrews and Murray Coe, were unsuccessful in their bid to be re-elected to council for another term.
Mayor and deputy mayor elected
Peter Shinton was re-elected to the position of mayor at a special meeting held at the Council Chambers in Coonabarabran on Thursday, 29 September.
Denis Todd was elected deputy mayor.
The newly elected representatives for Warrumbungle Shire Council.