RADIO host Kylie King and her team have completed a stunning Albury Council election debut by sweeping the Lavington prepolling station.
Numbers for the Mirambeena Community Centre booth were revealed on Monday after the NSW Electoral Commission published vote tallies for all other sites at the weekend.
The 2AY breakfast show presenter amassed 733 of the 3029 formal ballots deposited at the early voting station.
Current councillor Alice Glachan was next best with 455, while former mayor Stuart Baker gathered 372.
It was a decisive victory for Ms King compared to other prepolling station in Albury where Mr Baker narrowly won 1050 to 1034.
That reflected the car dealer's stronger vote in central Albury from west to east where he won four booths on election day, while the former Prime television journalist was triumphant in the remaining 11.
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Ms King, a former Supercars reporter, was at a loss to explain her strong showing in Lavington.
"Maybe they are all motorsport supporters, I don't know but it's wonderful," she said.
"Maybe they see me at Big W shopping."
Ms King's success means she will join her on-air partner Wodonga mayor Kev Poulton as a councillor.
She said discussions with 2AY bosses would occur as to protocols surrounding coverage of the councils on their show.
"Management realise that we're both professionals and will conduct ourselves in the appropriate way," Ms King said.
"When there is an issue with one council, one person will step back and the other one will be the sole interviewer."
That has been occurring with Ms King handling Wodonga Council matters instead of Cr Poulton.
The election performance of Ms King and her team that includes well known DJ Steve Bowen is the most outstanding by a debutant group since veterinarian Arthur Frauenfelder in 2004.
That was the last time a non-incumbent topped the votes.
There has now been 25,106 votes lodged for Albury's election after 37,684 electors were registered.
Electronic and declaration votes remain outstanding.
Final results in the Albury vote and other elections across NSW will not be decided until the week starting December 20.
It will be then there will be a distribution of preferences and poll declaration.
The new Albury Council is due to meet for the first time on January 10 to elect a new mayor and deputy mayor.
Greater Hume will also convene that day, while Berrigan Shire meet on January 11 and Federation Council on December 23.
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