Incumbent Greg Christensen still leads the Scenic Rim mayoral count for 2020, with former mayor John Brent and candidates Tom Sharp battling it out for second place.
Latest results show Cr Christensen now has 7398 votes and more than 33 per cent of the formal tally.
On Tuesday Cr Christensen said he was not yet prepared to claim victory and that he was focused on his role as head of the local disaster management team dealing with the COVID-19 crisis affecting everyone in the Scenic Rim.
"I am confident, but I will save my comment..." he said.
Mr Sharp said there was a long way to go before all postal votes were counted.
"Anything can happen," he said. "It will definitely come down to preferences."
Cr Christensen did not include preferences on his how to vote cards but Mr Sharp said he and two other candidates did.
Dr Christopher Summers had Tom Sharp in the number two spot, as did Mr Brent.
"I had myself as number one, Chris Summers at number two and John Brent at three," he said.
Updated results were slow to appear on the Queensland Electoral Commission website due to technical issues on Saturday night and staff adhering to COVID-19 regulations during the count.
Large numbers of postal and phone votes need to be taillied.
Here is the latest on the Scenic Rim local government elections so far.
Greg Christensen: 7398 votes
Tom Sharp: 5497 votes
John Brent: 5432 votes
Virginia Price: 2120 votes
Christopher Summers: 1499
Derek Swanborough, 1039 votes
Sally Williams, 776 votes
Nadia O'Carroll, 768 votes
Amanda Hay, 701 votes
Jeff McConnell, 1711 votes
Keer Moriarty, 1188 votes
Virginia West, 1602 votes
Janine Healy, 1271 votes
Michael Enright, 1707 votes
Jennifer Sanders, 1490 votes
Marshall Chalk, 1803votes
Julie de Visser, 668 votes
Caz Osborne, 572 votes
Samantha Caves, 393 votes
Duncan McInnes returned to office uncontested