Voting booths in Rosevears and Huon are just hours from closing.
The timing of year’s election for the two Legislative Council seats, due to be held in May, was uncertain early on due to coronavirus restrictions across the state.
The Tasmanian Electoral Commission eventually gave the green light for an August 1 polling day with appropriate social distancing requirements.
In other news:
About 40 per cent of electors in Huon and Rosevears either submitted their votes early through pre-poll or postal votes.
The first lot of first-preference votes for candidates will be revealed by the TEC sometime after 7pm.
Due to the number of candidates running in both electorates, the final result is not likely to be known until August 11 after candidates are gradually excluded.
There are six candidates running for the Rosevears seat left vacant by independent member Kerry Finch after 18 years and three election cycles.
There are three party candidates: Jo Palmer (Liberal), Jess Greene (Labor), and Jack Davenport (Greens).
The remaining candidates are independent: Janie Finlay, David Fry, and Vivienne Gale.
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