MALLEE candidates Andrew Broad and Chris Crewther are still waiting to find out who will hold the seat in the House of Representatives.
The Australian Electoral Commission recalculated the electorate's two-candidate preferred results on Monday.
The Nationals' Andrew Broad held 67 per cent of votes at noon, to Chris Crewther's 33 per cent.
But only five out the 110 polling places had been taken into account at the time: a mere 887 of the Mallee's 79,611 formal votes.
At 5.15pm, Mr Broad was leading with 63.49 per cent to Mr Crewther's 36.51 per cent.
But only 21 of the 110 polling places had been considered at the time.
Mr Broad maintained his stance from Sunday: "time will tell."
Meanwhile, Mr Crewther stayed optimistic.
AEC public information officer Dan Doherty would not speculate on when the election result would be available.
"It might be one of those seats where it takes a while," he said.