In the final hour before nominations shut two candidates emerged for the Corangamite Shire Council elections.
It comes as three council positions have already been decided by default according to the Victorian Electoral Commission.
Lance Robilliard and Nicholas Cole have joined the running for a seat at the council table.
Current councillors Ruth Gstrein, Joanne Beard and Geraldine Conheady are hoping to keep their places on council as mayor Neil Trotter, Simon Illingworth, Lesley Brown and Helen Durant depart.
In ballot order; Ms Conheady, Ms Gstrein, Catherine O'Flynn, Mr Robilliard and Laurie Hickey are putting their hands up for one of three central ward positions.
Catherine Forsayeth and Mr Cole have nominated for the single north ward seat.
Meanwhile current councillor Joanne Beard and Jamie Vogels and Kate Makin have been elected for the south-central, coastal and south-west wards respectively as they ran uncontested.
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