The voting for the Cabonne Shire Council elections will be held this Saturday, 4 December.
The local government elections are held every four years, and were scheduled to be held in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW Government postponed the elections for twelve months and then implemented a further three month continuance due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
It was advised by the Office of Local Government (OLG), that the postponement will not affect the timing of future council elections, and the subsequent ordinary government elections will still proceed in September 2024. The elected Councillors in December 2021 will go on to serve a term of three years until 2024.
Early voting is still open prior to the election day, however, the postal votes closed on Monday, 29 November.
The total number of Councillors to be elected to Cabonne Council is nine. There are thirteen candidates running for selection.
The candidates hoping to represent Canowindra include Andrew Pull, Kevin Walker, Jennifer Weaver and Kathryn O’Ryan.
The candidates running from Molong are Elizabeth Oldham, Paul Mullins, Aaron Pearson, Kevin Beatty and Jamie Jones.
The candidate from Manildra is Marlene Nash, from Garra is Peter Batten, from Nashdale is Graeme Rawson and from Boree is Gregory Treavors.
An opportunity to meet the candidates and have an informal chat to them prior to year’s Council Elections will be held tonight, Thursday, 2 December at the Canowindra Services Club at 6:30pm.
Voting in Canowindra will take place at Canowindra High School, Browns Avenue, from 8.00am – 6.00pm. The polling venues for the Cabonne LGA can be found at www.elections.nsw.gov.au. Voters are also encouraged to check this website to ensure their personal detais are current and correct.