The first wave of pre-poll votes have arrived, reinforcing the early outlook of Wagga's council election.
Just under 6000 initial votes from the Returning Office pre-poll centre, which was open for two weeks before the election, were added to the official tally on Monday.
Labor picked up the highest number of additional first-preferences with 1396 while the election's front runners Clean Out Council sealed 1386.
The results mean it is still likely Labor will secure spots on council for both Dan Hayes and Amelia Parkins, while spots also look all but guaranteed for Mick Henderson and Richard Foley.
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Mr Hayes welcomed the overall support his Labor group has received from the community.
"It looks like the pre-poll votes are following the trend from Saturday so it's looking like we'll have two on and we're extremely excited and keen for that result," he said.
The votes also provided a boost to those in the middle of the pack, including the councillors seeking re-election such as Rod Kendall, Dallas Tout and Tim Koschel.
Mr Tout and his Community First group spent the two weeks leading up to the election at the pre-poll centre and secured an additional 669 votes yesterday, lifting them to 9.74 per cent of the votes.
"We were manning the pre-poll at the Returning Office for two weeks and I'm really happy with our results there," he said.
"Our percentage has increased marginally and I'm really happy with how we're tracking."
Mr Koschel's group Here For You has lagged behind some of the others in the middle of the pack, which he put down to their position at the far right of the ballot paper.
"I would have loved to see our votes a little bit higher but located at Group H at the end of the ticket I'm not too upset with the results we've got because the donkey vote plays a big part," he said.
"I wouldn't say I'm confident but I've got my fingers crossed and I'm hoping it does come my way."
The only councillor running for re-election who is not currently placed to retain their seat is Labor's Vanessa Keenan, who chose to run as the third name on the party's ticket.
"I'm really proud that it looks like I have ended my term on council in a way that is paving the way for someone else to come on with renewed enthusiam and energy," Ms Keenan said.
"I'm really looking forward to supporting Amelia in her new role and sharing what wisdom I can."
Greens candidate Jenny McKinnon still looks likely to be elected following a good pre-poll showing.
The ninth and final spot still appears to be between Getting It Done's Georgie Davies and Clean Out Council's Paul Funnell.
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