Scott Bannan wins Division 9 race in Logan City Council elections

Candidates: Scott Bannan, Helen Cowley, Mathew Owens, Rob Morris and Richard Toy.
Candidates: Scott Bannan, Helen Cowley, Mathew Owens, Rob Morris and Richard Toy.

FRIDAY 9.30pm

Scott Bannan has won Division, the Electoral Commission of Queensland has confirmed.

Mr Bannan won with a 38 per cent majority.

He thanked his supporters and the people who voted for him. Mr Bannan looked forward to starting work.

More about the win in next Wednesday's Jimboomba Times.

WEDNESDAY 11am

Counting has resumed in Division 9 this morning, and a result looms.

Scott Bannan leads with 38 per cent of the vote, ahead of Helen Cowley, with 25 per cent.

Then, it is Richard Toy with 16 per cent.

MONDAY 7am

Jon Raven and Natalie Willcocks have won seats on Logan City Council.

Mr Raven and Ms Willcocks were declared winners in their divisions over the weekend.

Mr Raven won Division 5 with a 67 per cent majority.

Mr Raven beat Mike Rennie, who polled 18 per cent, and Les Innes, with 14 per cent.

Winner: Natalie Willcocks.

Winner: Natalie Willcocks.

Ms Willcocks got 50 per cent of the Division 11 vote, with Kathleen de Leon in second place with 32 per cent and Brian Bartlett in third with 17 per cent.

THURSDAY 12pm

Scott Bannan is inching closer to victory in Division 9 as preferential voting is counted this afternoon.

Mr Bannan has 4209 votes so far, ahead of Helen Cowley on 2798.

Then it is Richard Toy with 1807, Mathew Owens on 971, Rob Morris on 694 and Bob Lye with 425.

There were 900 informal votes from the division.

WEDNESDAY 3pm

Laurie Koranski has been declared the winner of Division 4 in the Logan City Council elections.

Ms Koranski's 65.25 per cent of the vote was enough to get her the win over VInce Sawyer, who had 13.60 per cent.

TUESDAY 4pm

The first winner of Logan City Council's 12 divisions has been declared.

Lisa Bradley has taken victory in the Division 1 seat, with 80 per cent of the vote, this afternoon.

She beat Jackie Thompson, with 14 per cent, and Darren Foot with 5 per cent.

It will be her fourth term as a councillor, and Ms Bradley said she was grateful for the support she had received.

She looked forward to getting to work again.

Voted in: Laurie Koranski has won Division 4.

Voted in: Laurie Koranski has won Division 4.

"There are some very talented people who are going to get elected," Ms Bradley said.

She said she did not want to celebrate too hard, with coronavirus concerns casting a shadow over the election.

"It's a bit weird this whole time," Ms Bradley said.

MONDAY 4.30pm

The latest figures for Division 9: Scott Bannan 4078, Helen Cowley 2637, Richard Toy 1749, Mathew Owens 928, Rob Morris 669, Bob Lye 406, informal 882.

MONDAY 1.30pm

Some updated figures for Division 9: Scott Bannan 4060, Helen Cowley 2624, Richard Toy 1748, Mathew Owens 919, Rob Morris 658, Bob Lye 406.

MONDAY 1pm

Laurie Koranski leads the postal counts in Division 4.

Ms Koranski had 309 postal votes today, and 11 phone votes.

Vince Sawyer polled 49 postals and one phone vote. Next was Kerry Menck, with 48 postals and one phone, then Ely Castella with 25 postals and two phone votes.

MONDAY 12.30pm

Postal and phone vote counting is underway in Division 9.

So far, Scott Bannan leads with 351 postal and 18 phones in his name today.

Helen Cowley has 266 postal votes and 13 phone votes.

Richard Toy has 143 postals and one phone. Then it is Mathew Owens (110 and nine), Rob Morris (65 and one) and Bob Lye (35 and zero). There have been 19 informal votes.

FRIDAY 4pm

A wary Laurie Koranski says she won't declare victory in Division 4 until she is told she cannot lose.

That is despite her having a huge lead over Vince Sawyer in the race for the seat.

Ms Koranksi said by her count, and that of her scrutineer, she had 5860 votes, and 66 per cent of votes so far.

Recounting means that, according to the ECQ website, Ms Koranski has 5448 votes - 64 per cent.

THURSDAY 5pm

Election tallies appear to have gone backwards as recounting goes on in the Logan City Council vote.

Scott Bannan still leads Division 9, with almost 42 per cent of the vote, according to the ECQ website.

On Sunday, it was reported he had 44.6 per cent of the vote.

He just wanted the vote to be over.

"I know the ECQ staff are trying their hardest, but surely it can be done quicker than this," Mr Bannan said.

Helen Cowley was running second to Mr Bannan, and said she would play the waiting game.

"The totals depend on how many people did do postal voting," Mrs Cowley said.

"I think we've just got to wait and see how many people did vote.

"It's very different this time because of coronavirus."

Laurie Koranski leads Division 4 and Jacob Heremaia is in front in Division 8, according to the ECQ.

Natalie Willcocks leads Division 11, with a tick over 50 per cent.

The leaders by division

  • Division 1: Lisa Bradley (80 per cent)
  • Division 2: Teresa Lane (46.5 per cent)
  • Division 3: Mindy Russell (39.7 per cent)
  • Division 4: Laurie Koranski (64.8 per cent)
  • Division 5: Jon Raven (69.2 per cent)
  • Division 6: Tony Hall (25.2 per cent)
  • Division 7: Tim Frazer (23.7 per cent)
  • Division 8: Jacob Heremaia (52 per cent)
  • Division 9: Scott Bannan (41.7 per cent)
  • Division 10: Miriam Stemp (40.1 per cent)
  • Division 11: Natalie Willcocks (50.3 per cent)
  • Division 12: Karen Murphy (26.2 per cent)

THURSDAY 10am

Preliminary results are being checked and re-counted and the official result of the 2020 Logan City Council elections could be more than a week away.

The large number of postal votes which need to be returned means the Electoral Commission of Queensland expects the count to take longer than usual. The ECQ said there was 570,000 postal votes lodged this election.

The ECQ will not declare results in individual elections until the formal count shows that it is mathematically impossible for any other candidate to be successful. This may be some time after candidates themselves declare or concede, particularly where the count is close.

SUNDAY, 3.40pm

Natalie Willcocks has opened up a lead in the race to win the Division 11 seat.

Ms Willcocks has 52 per cent of the vote so far, with about a third of the votes counted.

The leaders by division

  • Mayor: Darren Power (34 per cent)
  • Division 1: Lisa Bradley (77.8 per cent)
  • Division 2: Teresa Lane (45.8 per cent)
  • Division 3: Mindy Russell (43.9 per cent)
  • Division 4: Laurie Koranski (57.2 per cent)
  • Division 5: Jon Raven (62 per cent)
  • Division 6: Tony Hall (26.2 per cent)
  • Division 7: Tim Frazer (24.6 per cent)
  • Division 8: Jacob Heremaia (53.2 per cent)
  • Division 9: Scott Bannan (44.6 per cent)
  • Division 10: Miriam Stemp (38 per cent)
  • Division 11: Natalie Willcocks (52.5 per cent)
  • Division 12: Karen Murphy (26.3 per cent)

Earlier

Darren Power has a strong lead in the race to become mayor of Logan.

Mr Power has 33.9 per cent of the vote as 32 per cent of the votes have been counted.

Next is Brett Raguse with 20.2 per cent, followed by Sherry Heath with 11.7 per cent.

The preliminary results had been delayed due to technical issues, the Electoral Commission of Queensland said.

Laurie Koranski has a good lead in Division 4, with 57 per cent of the vote.

Almost 16 per cent of formal votes have been tallied there.

In Division 8, with almost 22 per cent of the votes tallied, Jacob Heremaiia leads with 52 per cent.

Scott Bannan has built a strong lead in Division 9, with 44 per cent of the vote. About 21 per cent of the votes there have been tallied.