Queanbeyan-Palerang election: Reactions from around town Elliot Williams@ElliotAWilliams9 Sep 2017, 5:15 p.m. Click through our gallery for some Election Day highlights. Check out all the action from Election Day in Queanbeyan Dr Mike Kelly at Jerrabomberra School on Saturday for the election. “It’s a great relief to be getting back to democracy, I was deeply concerned by the whole forced merger process.” “The previous council was very difficult to work with in terms of getting good results for our town. “What I’m hoping for is the combination of people that we get in today are a group of people with and open mind and a vision for Queanbeyan-Palerang. “I’m looking forward to working with the new council no matter what happens.” Photo: Jamila ToderasFormer Mayor Tim Overall casts his ballot with his wife Nichole at Bicentennial Hall. Mr Overall collected 54 per cent of the primary vote in the 2012 mayoral election. He has served as administrator of Queanbeyan-Palerang for roughly 16 months. He said that he felt having the three major political parties running for council had led to a more polarised population. He added that should he be elected he was looking forward to getting back to work under a regular council. Photo: Jamila ToderasVote 1 for Mum! Nevaeh Vaughan, 5, is the biggest supporter of her mum Tenille Vaughan who is running on the Hunter Harper ticket. Photo: Jamila ToderasTrevor Hicks hoping to convince a few last voters outside Bicentennial Hall. Mr Hicks, who is leading Group B, said he was confident heading to the polls and that he was proud of the campaign that his team had run. Photo: Jamila ToderasPierre De Chazel manning the Queanbeyan East gate for the Greens. Mr De Chazel has been involved with the Greens for over a decade and has seen his fair share of elections. He said there was a positive atmosphere and he was surprised by the number of people showing interest in the Greens. Photo: Jamila ToderasHidden beneath the Team Qbn shirt was a school captain's jersey from Kenrick Winchester's days at Queanbeyan High. He's certainly not backward about showing some town pride. He said he was excited to finally have reached polling day. Photo: Jamila ToderasDemocracy sausages were the flavour of the day, bringing in funds for lots of worthy local causes. Photo: Jamila ToderasNat Lange and her daughter Chevelle, 11, worked hard on Election Day for husband/dad Johnny Lange. Photo: Jamila ToderasTwo of Queanbeyan's favourite sons, Kenrick Winchester and Johnny Lange, set aside the cross-ticket rivalry for some friendly Election Day banter. Mr Lange said he was really enjoying his first taste of local politics and regardless of the result viewed it as valuable experience. Photo: Jamila ToderasAll smiles for Tim Overall as he walked into Bicentennial Hall to cast his vote. Photo: Jamila ToderasTweetFacebook of ╳exitReactions from around Queanbeyan on Election Day.Click through our gallery to find out what some candidates and notable Queanbeyan residents had to say about today’s election.