12:30AM SUNDAY MORNING: Albury Council is headed for a shake-up with only mayor Alice Glachan and sitting councillors Patricia Gould and Daryl Betteridge poised to retain their seats.
On a marathon night of counting, Cr Glachan leads the way with 16.65 per cent of the 22,765 first preference votes counted at 12.30am Sunday.
She leads Cr Gould 15.02 per cent and Cr Betteridge on 11.35 per cent.
ACRM ticket member Ross Jackson is poised to become the youngest member of the council with 11.06 per cent.
The strong showing by Cr Glachan and Cr Gould has put their No.2 ticket members Graham Docksey and Vicki Gray respectively in with a chance of securing a seat.
But Cr Rob Angus, Cr Neville Hull, Cr Philomena Sawyer and Cr Paul Wareham are in trouble with less than 5 per cent of the vote each.
Cr Henk van de Ven is in touch-and-go about holding onto his seat with 7.07 per cent.
Also in with a chance of winning a seat is Kevin Mack with 8.04 per cent of the vote ahead of Labor candidate Darren Cameron 6.31 per cent.
The pre-poll votes were also counted last night and were more than 1000 up on the 2008 election.
10PM SATURDAY NIGHT: Albury mayor Alice Glachan is polling strongly early in the Albury Council election count.
Voting only started at 9.30pm and with 5000 of the estimated 25,000 votes counted, Cr Glachan has 15.02 per cent of the vote, followed by Cr Patricia Gould (13.7).
ACRM ticket leader Ross Jackson has 12.91 per cent of the vote just ahead of Cr Daryl Betteridge.
First preferences are only being counted tonight with voting to cease around 11pm.
It is unclear how many candidates will be elected tonight, but the final make-up of the next council could be more than a week ago.
The NSW Electoral Commission system of counting votes has already frustrated voters eager to learn results.