Update Friday 3pm: Almost a month after Mallee voters went to the polls, the official 2019 Federal Election result will be formally declared.
The Australia Electoral Commission's Jessica Harrison said the candidate elected to represent Mallee is Nationals MP Anne Webster.
"An official event to finalise the result will take place at 9am on Saturday 15 at the Mallee Count Centre in Mildura," she said.
Thursday: Dr Webster said she was glad the wait was almost over.
"I've been waiting quietly and I'm pleased we're at this point where I can hopefully get on with the job," she said.
"There has been an assumption from some constituents I'm in already, so we've been explaining to people we have to wait until the formal declaration occurs begin to answer enquiries and requests for support.
Dr Webster said fulfilling election promises would be her first priority after the declaration. She also said she was in discussions with stakeholders about where to establish electorates offices in Mallee.
"It will be about where they need to be to best meet the needs of Mallee. We're not just going to do what we've always done," she said.
Former member Andrew Broad had offices in Mildura and Swan Hill.
Marg Lewis, campaign manager for Labor candidate Carole Hart, has been closely watching since distribution of preferences began two weeks ago. She said the results were likely to remain the same as predicted after polls closed on election night, May 18.
"On Thursday they are distributing the 11th round of preferences, which are (Liberal candidate) Serge Petrovich's," she said.
"Only 27 per cent of people put the nationals as number one, and in terms of preference distribution the difference between (Independent) Jason Modica and Carole Hart after preferences were distributed was only 229 votes. If that had gone the other way it would have pushed up Modica - he had over 19,000 votes at the end of the Kingston distribution."
Rupanyup Independent candidate Ray Kingston said he was excluded in the third-last round of preference distribution - the ninth - on Wednesday.
"It was a really interesting election here," he said. "If the Liberals had gotten another 400 preferences they would have finished second on the primary vote ahead of Labor, and Labor's preferences could have seen them win the seat instead of the Nationals. My reading of the electorate is few people would have been happy with that outcome.
"People need to vote mindfully beyond their first preference, this election is a classic example."
Overall, 92.84 per cent of Mallee's 113,767 eligible voters voted at the 2019 election. Just over 11 per cent did not have their votes counted for voting informally.
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