Chaos at Eagleby polling booth

Chaos which brought on voters to hold out nearly an hour for ballot papers has practically brought on Logan Metropolis Council election turmoil.

On Sunday early morning, it appeared the challenger for Division 12 (Beenleigh/Eagleby) Nate Hamon was about to trigger an upset.

He was major sitting down councillor Karen Murphy by 67 votes, and pondering how lots of additional that could have been if the Electoral Fee of Queensland experienced not operate out of papers in his heartland Eagleby.

Mr Hamon claimed some people today went home, some came back and other individuals went to other polling stations.

On the other hand, he conceded late Sunday that it likely was not ample to effects the all round outcome.

Cr Murphy polled strongly in cell places of work on Sunday and was probable to poll properly from postal votes afterwards in the 7 days.

She was primary the count by far more than 200 votes and was strongly favoured to gain the division and retain her position on council.

“At the finish of the day, it’s up to the men and women,” Cr Murphy reported.

She explained the outcome would not modify a $23 million investment to up grade Beenleigh pool, and would not modify the operate she’d performed to boost parks, “oodles of CCTV cameras” and other upgrades to the Beenleigh place.

“There is continue to heaps of work to be performed,” she mentioned.

“Our region has been a small little bit neglected, so I have tried using to cater to that. Heaps of cash is coming to the place.”

Mr Hamon reported he was late to the election and an upset result was now not likely.

But he explained he’d been in a position to elevate essential challenges for the place – issues he’d proceed to fight for from outside the house the council chambers.

“I was normally the underdog,” he mentioned.

“I will carry on to fight for issues that impression our neighborhood – there are holes in the streets, unsealed roadways and hazard cones everywhere.”

Mr Hamon reported he would call for an investigation into the tender course of action inside council.

In a different close contest, Paul Jackson was 4% ahead of Sovannary United kingdom on primary votes in Division 5.

Tastes from Zoe McDonnell (21%) could participate in a job in identifying the ultimate consequence.

In other divisions, all sitting councillors would retain their positions.