Three fresh new faces are almost guaranteed to represent the Wagga community for the next term of council following the weekend's local government election.
About 5000 votes from the Turvey Park pre-poll station were added to the official tally on Tuesday, bringing the number of recorded votes to more than 28,000.
Only the online and some of the postal votes are still to be counted.
Election leaders Clean Out Council once again picked up the majority of the first preferences, adding 1383 to its already impressive tally.
Labor also performed well and secured an additional 1070 formal votes.
The results mean both groups are practically guaranteed at least two spots at the council table, which would go to Mick Henderson, Richard Foley, Dan Hayes and Amelia Parkins.
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Mr Henderson, Mr Foley and Miss Parkins have never served on Wagga City Council before and this term will be their first in local government.
Miss Parkins admitted she was reasonably confident of being elected before the voting began but was still blown away by the amount of support shown by the community.
"I'm not sure that it really has sunk in," the Labor candidate said.
"I'm still just really excited and a little part of me is just waiting for a formal announcement but it is really looking promising and it's sinking in each day a little more.
"It's overwhelming in a very positive way and I've had lots of people contact me and say how excited they are."
On the opposite side of the spectrum, Clean Out Council candidate Richard Foley said the realisation he would be elected councillor sank in just a few hours after the election.
"It probably sunk in as soon as the votes started coming in pretty heavily at about 10pm on Saturday," Mr Foley said.
"It is what it is and I'm just very honoured. I just think the large thrust of the situation is people really want to see new faces and change for the city."
The plasterer by trade said he would spend the next few weeks focusing on his family life and his business.
Mr Hayes and the three new faces are likely to be joined by returning councillors Rod Kendall, Dallas Tout and Tim Koschel.
Greens lead candidate Jenny McKinnon also looks likely to secure a spot and will be another first-time councillor at the table.
The ninth and final spot on the new-look council appears to be heading to former councillor Paul Funnell, who resigned from his position on council in July and was the third candidate on Clean Out Council with Mr Henderson and Mr Foley.
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