After five years and three months, Leeton shire's ratepayers and residents finally have the chance to determine their representatives on council.
The Irrigator has been at the forefront in highlighting the issues and candidates who will contest the coming election and we've gathered everything together in one place so you can be ready for election day.
There are nine seats up-for-grabs this year, with 16 residents throwing their hat into the ring in the hopes of being voted in by the community come election day this Saturday - December 4.
MEET THE CANDIDATES
In ballot order:
- 1 Paul Smith
- 2 Daryl Odewahn
- 3 Krystal Maytom
- 4 Pat Bowles
- 5 George Weston
- 6 Lynsey Reilly
- 7 Matt Holt
- 8 Tony Reneker
- 9 Jo Roberts
- 10 Brian Conroy
- 11 Emerson Doig
- 12 Tony Ciccia
- 13 Michael Kidd
- 14 Tracey Morris
- 15 Sandra Nardi
- 16 Bill Barwick
WHY IS EACH CANDIDATE RUNNING?
The Irrigator has profiled each of the candidates in the lead up to the local government election.
Find out why each of the nominees decided to contest this election.
- Lynsey Reilly to 'listen and lobby' if elected to council
- Matt Holt says he is for 'change and progress'
- 'There's more to do' says councillor candidate Paul Smith
- Bill Barwick an advocate for Leeton, running for council
- Jo Roberts aims to help Leeton thrive, not just survive
- Tracey Morris hopes multifaceted experience will see her re-elected
- Community at the forefront for council candidate Emerson Doig
- Sustainability key message for Brian Conroy's run for council
- George Weston running for the love of community
- Sandra Nardi passionate about Leeton shire's future
- Tony Reneker hoping for another chance at representing community he loves
- Michael Kidd aims to create a more liveable Leeton
- Tony Ciccia a strong advocate for shire's health and economy
- Patricia Bowles says a vote on her won't be wasted
- Daryl Odewahn is a realist aiming to create solutions for community
- Krystal Maytom hopes to build own legacy of community service
HOW DO I VOTE?
On the single ballot sheet, place the numbers "1", "2". "3", "4", "5" in the squares next to the FIVE candidates in order of your preferences for them.
If you wish to vote for any more candidates, place consecutive numbers starting with "6" in the squares next to those candidates in order of your preferences for them.
WHERE DO I VOTE?
Until Friday, December 3 at 5pm you can pre-poll at the Leeton Shire Council chambers.
Election day, December 4: Polling booths will open throughout Leeton shire from 8am, closing at 6pm.
These polling places are located at Whitton Public School, Wamoon Public School, Gralee School, Madonna Place, Parkview Public School, Leeton Public School and Yanco Community Hall.
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