Update Wednesday morning:
Results for the City of Launceston council finally got updated about midnight.
Current mayor Albert van Zetten looks set to retain his spot at head of the table. He has received more than 39 per cent of the first preference votes.
Janie Finlay is the closest contender receiving about 30 per cent of the first preferences.
More than 9250 people gave Alderman van Zetten their first vote, with Alderman Finlay receiving about 7100.
Alderman Danny Gibson is hotly contesting the deputy mayor race receiving more than 4760 of the first preference votes.
Coming second in the deputy mayor races there is a marginal 0.01 per cent difference between Andrea Dawkins and Hugh McKenzie.
Simon Wood, Ted Sands, and Karina Stojansek have all lost their spot at the table and have been excluded from the count.
The new faces likely to take their spots are Alan Harris, Nick Daking, Andrea Dawkins and Thane Brady.
Rob Soward also looks like he will be re-elected, along with Jim Cox, Emma Williams and Robin McKendrick.
Paul Spencer is facing a nervous wait as he is the only candidate yet to be excluded.
Just 20 per cent of the candidate votes have been counted.
There have still been no updates for the City of Launceston council candidates. But, the Tasmanian Electoral Commission said they still hoped to have some results for each council entered this evening.
The City of Launceston council prediction will be a tough one to call.
With alderman Darren Alexander the only one not re-contesting, it would be surprising to see too many new faces around the table come tomorrow.
The mayoral race will be tight with the main contenders expected to be former mayor Janie Finlay and current mayor Albert van Zetten.
However, the race to become deputy will be even more contested. Hugh McKenzie, Danny Gibson and Andrea Dawkins are expected to be the ones polling the highest.
Some new faces could include businessman Nick Daking, who has lots of business support behind him, Ryan Limb because he has the support of the younger voters, and Andrea Dawkins because of her profile within government.
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As of Monday afternoon, City of Launceston council had the lowest return rate throughout the whole state, with 50.23 per cent of its 47,309 eligible voters returning their ballot.
But at the close of polling, the region had the second lowest return rate,
About one in three of the candidates running in City of Launceston will be elected, as there are 32 nominees and just 12 spots available.
Voting closed at 10am on Tuesday and counting started at 3pm.
Early figures are expected from about 6.30pm.
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