Many Wollongong councillors are expected to return to the council chambers following Saturday's election.
However, there may be new faces while final spots in each ward are too close to be determined.
Residents turned out to polling booths to cast their vote as to who they want to represent them, with many picking a democracy sandwich or cake.
This year candidates were unable to hand out how to vote flyers yet many took the opportunity to give their last ditch pitch to residents.
Polls closed on Saturday at 6pm and counting continued into the night yet was suspended on Sunday.
With most first preference votes counted so far, and if the current trends continue, Labor looks set to claim the majority on council - as they previously held.
Labor appears to have successfully had Janice Kershaw (ward one), Tania Brown (ward two), Ann Martin and new face Linda Campbell (ward three) elected.
While the Liberals and Greens also had two councillors reelected with Cameron Walters (ward one) and John Dorahy (ward two), along with Mithra Cox (ward one) and Catherine Blakey (ward two) all expected to return.
The remaining seats on council will be determined once all other votes are counted and the Lord Mayor is known.
Councillor Tania Brown said she was proud of the Labor campaign and hoped six of her teammates would be elected including David Brown and Richard Martin.
While Cameron Walters said he was impressed with his result in the north suburbs, especially in Helensburgh where he stationed himself on Saturday.
"We didn't have the funds of some other campaigns but we went out there and tried to get to everyone. I am stoked with my result in Helensburgh," he said.
The final places in ward three appears to be the most hotly contested with independents, Greens, Labor and Liberal vying for the seats.
Mithra Cox said she was nervously waiting to see if Greens candidate Jess Whittaker could secure a spot in ward three.
"Jess had an amazing campaign and had big swings towards her at every booth including at Port Kembla which was up from 11 per cent to 25 per cent from last election," she said.
Cr Cox added she was proud of her team's results in ward one with a swing of six per cent to the Greens across the ward.
While John Dorahy said Liberal candidate Elisha Aitken had weathered "darts" during her campaign in ward three and was hopeful Rhonda Cristini would make it onto council in ward two as she had a lot of energy and ideas.
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