WA Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately said today that results for tight contests in Collie-Preston, Kimberley, Eyre, Belmont and Midland were not likely to be known until Saturday at the earliest.
He also nominated Warren-Blackwood, which had Agriculture Minister Terry Redman in front of Liberal candidate Ray Colyer by 1048 votes
"I'm satisfied with Warren-Blackwood," he said. "I believe the margin there is about 1000 in favour of Mr Terry Redman and I'm keeping a watch on that. Nothing more at this stage."
Providing an update on counting, Mr Gately said the contest for the seat of Kimberley was a three-way tie between the Greens' Chris Maher, Labor’s Josie Farrer and Liberal candidate Jenny Bloom.
"There is very little margin between the three candidates… to the point where I'm not able to call who are the likely last two candidates with which we can do a throw of preferences," he said.
However, he said the returning officer in Kimberley would tomorrow do a fresh scrutiny of the ballots, particularly the informal votes.
"We might get a clearer idea where we can go with respect to the notional distribution," he said.
The margin for Belmont was 74 votes, with Liberal candidate Glenys Godfrey ahead of Labor's Cassie Rowe.
In Collie-Preston, incumbent Mick Murray was ahead of Jaimee Motion, for the Liberals, by 62 votes and in Midland, Labor MP Michelle Roberts was ahead of Liberal Daniel Parasiliti by 142 votes.
The seat of Eyre was also on a knife edge with Liberal MP Graham Jacobs trailing the Nationals' Colin De Grussa by 74 votes.
Mr Gately said the Upper House results were up to two weeks away from being finalised.
He said he would look at issues of recounts in the Lower House, which can take place after on request from a candidate or party and are subject to consideration by him, following the final result and after the full redistribution of preferences.
He said while the parties were scrutineering the counting, the ballot were receiving extra attention from the commission as they were coming in to establish the eligibility of electors.
The commission has counted about 76 per cent of the vote so far.
Mr Gately said although postal votes had to be lodged before polls closed on Saturday, they could be received by the commission up to Thursday."By the time we consolidate that material and some of the closer districts the outcome will not be evident until Saturday at the earliest," he said
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