TIGHT RACE: Deputy Mayor Keith Campbell (centre) came out on top in a poll of forum attendees across the South Burnett.
TIGHT RACE: Deputy Mayor Keith Campbell (centre) came out on top in a poll of forum attendees across the South Burnett. Katherine Morris

POLL RESULTS: Tight race for South Burnett mayoral spot

AS THE South Burnett Regional Council election draws near, poll results from four candidate forums have revealed it could be a tight race to the mayor's office.

Attendees at the forums have given current deputy mayor Keith Campbell the edge over his four rivals, but the margin is slim.

Cr Campbell received 29.8% of the vote from 198 people who attended the events in Nanango, Blackbutt, Kingaroy and Murgon.

Trailing close behind is current Division 3 councillor Damien Tessmann with 24.24%.

Sheena Lindholm and Mike Brown also received just above 20% of the vote.

According to the poll results from Nanango and Blackbutt, publican Gavin Jones could be the next Division 2 councillor.

Mr Jones received 70% of the vote from 57 voters at the events.

In Division 3, Danita Potter received 40% of the vote from 47 Kingaroy forum attendees.

She is followed by Debbie Dennien on 27.66%.

Roz Frohloff, Terry Fleischfresser and Ros Heit led the forum poll in Division 1, Division 4 and Division 6 respectively.

Vote in our online mayoral poll

Who has your vote for South Burnett mayor?

This poll ended on 18 March 2016.

Current Results

Damien Tessmann

19%

Keith Campbell

22%

Sheena Lindholm

23%

Mike Brown

29%

Grant Newson

4%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Voters head to the polls for the local government election this Saturday.

For a full map of polling locations across the South Burnett, click here.

Pre-poll voting opened yesterday at council offices in Blackbutt, Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai and Murgon.

Pre-polling is available until Friday.

There is also still time to apply for a postal vote.

Head to ecq.qld.gov.au to submit an application.

Applications close on Wednesday, March 16.

NOTE: This was an anonymous, non-scientific poll of attendees at each forum. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate, and some people may have attended and voted at more than one forum.

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