Just four votes separated the leading mayoral candidates in Ballina Shire at the close of counting yesterday.
Sharon Cadwallader pulled slightly ahead of her main opponent, David Wright, 6,058 votes to 6,054.
In Byron Shire, Greens candidate Simon Richardson remains ahead of his close contender, Diane Woods, 5,878 votes to 4,910.
On the weekend Cr Cadwallader called on the Australian Electoral Commission to investigate complaints by some constituents who received postal votes that mayoral voting forms were not included in their packs.
There are no direct mayoral elections in the Tweed, where Cr Warren Polglase’s ticket continues to lead on 7,123 votes, followed by the Greens on 6,415 and Country Labor on 5,056.
On Sunday, Jenny Dowell was firmly reinstated as mayor of Lismore on a vote of 53 per cent.