FIRST preference votes would have Christina Holmdahl leading the West Tamar Council with the support of Joy Allen as deputy mayor.
Cr Holmdahl pulled 3558 first preference votes - or 38.43 per cent - by 9pm yesterday.
She was trailed by Rick Shegog, who held 34.20 per cent, and Peter Kearney on 24.47 per cent.
Cr Kearney's votes are likely to be distributed by preference.
Newcomer Mark Price received 269 votes.
By the second count, Ms Allen managed an impressive 55.85 per cent of the votes for deputy mayor and looked likely to be voted to the council.
Tim Woinarski followed with 44.15 per cent.
Cr Holmdahl, Cr Kearney and Cr Shegog all crossed the line as councillors in last night's count.
Ms Allen, incumbent Tim Woinarski, former Bass MHR Geoff Lyons and Ambulance Tasmania paramedic Lynden
Ferguson also looked likely to be voted to the council.
The region pulled in 9580 votes, or 56.58 per cent of enrolments.
About half of the ballot papers should be counted by this evening.