Take action in local government

John St Singleton

If you’re passionate about what happens in the Singleton area and want to represent the interests of those in your local area, now is the time to take steps towards securing votes to become a councillor in the upcoming local government elections.

Those with a desire to serve the community can stand for the election as a councillor at the local government election on Saturday 4 September 2021.

NSW Local Government Elections are generally conducted every four years and voting is compulsory. Singleton Council has a popularly elected Mayor, together with nine Councillors.

The next general election coming up on 4 September was delayed by 12-months following the decision to postpone the September 2020 council elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the health and safety of candidates, voters and the NSW Electoral Commission staff.

The Councillors will continue to hold their civic office until the rescheduled election is held on 4 September 2021.

Singleton Council’s election will be administered by the NSW Electoral Commission. For all information including key dates and registering as a candidate please visit the NSW Electoral Commission website or phone them on 1300 135 736.

The NSW Electoral Commission will appoint a returning officer to oversee the election process.  Once the officer is appointed, we will advise of their office location and contact details.

All elected members must lodge a declaration listing all political donations received and electoral expenditure incurred. A register of these declarations is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Voting is compulsory for all residents and fines may apply for not voting. To check you are correctly enrolled or to obtain an enrollment form visit the Electoral Commission website, phone 1300 135 736 or get a form from any Australia Post Office.

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