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In Pictures: City of Sydney Election showdown

The stage is set for Town Hall showdown in City of Sydney elections.
28 ImagesIt’s a battle for Sydney’s Town Hall like none other. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown campaigning in the twice delayed council elections into chaos, confused voters and cast doubt in many candidates’ minds about the likely outcome of Saturday’s polls. December 4, 2021 — 2.56pm

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Clover Moore at Surry Hill Library as voting continues, during the NSW local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Yvonne Weldon, the first Aboriginal-Australian candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney, casts her vote at the Glebe Town Hall, during local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Independent Local Councillor for Woollahra Harriet Price with her sister, TV Presenter Jessica Rowe at Five-Ways, Paddington during local council elections.Credit:James Alcock

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Linda Scott, the Labor Party candidate for Sydney Lord Mayor (centre), Tanya Plibersek and Ian Roberts in Newtown on local council elections day.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Early voters gather at Randwick Public School to cast their votes. Running as a Independent, Barbara Keely holds up her how to vote cards outside the school. She says she is the first, First Nation person to be running for Randwick City Council, which is one of Sydney's oldest Councils.Credit:Peter Rae

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Democracy sausages for sale at Erskineville Primary School, during local council election day.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Constituents queue to vote at the Surry Hills Library, during local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Liberal candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney, Shauna Jarrett, at Surry Hill Library as voting continues in the NSW local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Cakes for sale at Bourke Street Public School as voting continues in the NSW local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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People wait to vote outside Erskineville Primary School on council election day. Credit:Brook Mitchell

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A supporter hands out political flyers, as voting gets underway at the Glebe Town Hall, in the NSW local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Linda Scott, the Labor Party candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney, outside Erskineville Primary School on election day. Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Yvonne Weldon, the first Aboriginal-Australian candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney, records a message for social media outside the Glebe Town Hall on election day.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Democracy sausages for sale at Erskineville Primary School, as local council elections take place.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Early voters gather at Randwick Public School for local council elections.Credit:Peter Rae

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Constituents queue to vote in front of political campaigning, at the Surry Hills Library, during local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Voting at Erskineville Town Hall during NSW local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Voting gets underway at the Glebe Town Hall on Saturday, in the NSW local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Clover Moore arrives to campaign for re-election, at Surry Hills Library, during the NSW local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Voters queue in front of the cake stall, at Bourke Street Public School, as voting continues in the local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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A man and walks by as Clover Moore speaks to the press at Surry Hills Library, during the NSW local council elections day.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Democracy sausages for sale at Erskineville Primary School, during NSW local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Constituents queue to vote in the local council elections, at Erskineville Town Hall in Sydney.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Democracy sausages for sale, during local council election day in NSW.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Linda Scott, the Labor Party candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney, Tanya Plibersek and Ian Roberts cast their vote in Newtown, during the NSW local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Early voters gather at Randwick Public School in the NSW local council elections.Credit:Peter Rae

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Local candidates are seen on corflutes as voting begins for the NSW local council elections, at the Glebe Town Hall on Saturday.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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Linda Scott, the Labor Party candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney, outside Erskineville Primary School during local council elections.Credit:Brook Mitchell

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