Milton Ulladulla Ward 3 district polling booths have closed after voters cast their ballots for the mayor and councillors of Shoalhaven City.
As the shadows lengthened towards 6pm and rain threatened, there were few late stragglers at the outlying booths at Burrill Lake and Kioloa.
Earlier in the day, if there had been a vote for undisputed scene-stealer of the election, you couldn’t go past young Lucas McDonald from Milton.
While mum Ruth handed out how-to-vote flyers at the Milton Anglican Church Hall, Lucas parked himself under a tree, put out his busker’s hat and welcomed voters with tunes on his keyboard.
Next to his hat were free, fresh homegrown lemons in a laundry basket for anyone, regardless of political persuasion.
The total enrolled to vote in Ward 3 is almost a neat 27,000, just over one-third of total enrolled voters within the council boundaries.
The Times was out and about, posting live on Facebook and shooting photos at Ulladulla Civic Centre, Milton, Burrill Lake and Bawley Point.
Now the counting has started and Times editor John Hanscombe will be across the numbers, the winner and losers, throughout the evening.
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