Voters, volunteers and candidates were treated to a stunning day in the sun as they made their way to polling booths across the Wagga region for Saturday's local government election.
As the sun set and polling booths closed, the excitement instead turned to computer and phone screens as the results of the day's voting began to flood in.
As of 11pm, exactly 17,240 initial first-preference votes have been recorded and the count is expected to continue to include early and online voting on Sunday.
The Daily Advertiser provided live updates on the council election throughout the day and will continue its coverage as further results are published.
Here's how the day progressed for Wagga from about midday through to 11pm.
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