NSW election: meet the candidates tonight, pre-polling opens Monday

Forbes residents have the chance to hear from the nine candidates for the seat of Orange on Tuesday evening.

A meet-the-candidates function is on at the Forbes Services Memorial Club from 7pm.

The Advocate understands that all candidates have indicated they will be present at tonight's function.

Greens candidate Cr Stephen Nugent makes a point as Country Labor's Luke Sanger and the Nationals' Kate Hazelton listen at the Orange candidates' forum. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

Greens candidate Cr Stephen Nugent makes a point as Country Labor's Luke Sanger and the Nationals' Kate Hazelton listen at the Orange candidates' forum. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

They will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and address the audience, then organisers hope to offer audience members the chance to ask questions. 

Candidates for our electorate, in order of the ballot draw, are:

1 Garry McMahon (Conservatives)

2 Kate Hazelton (Nationals)

3 Maurice Davey (Christian Democrats)

4 Terri Ann Baxter (Independent)

5 David O'Brien (Keep Sydney Open)

6 Luke Sanger (Country Labor)

7 Stephen Nugent (Greens)

8 Stephen Bisgrove (Liberal Democrats)

9 Phil Donato (Shooters, Fishers, Farmers).

Pre-polling in the March 23 election opens at Forbes Town Hall on Monday March 16 (apologies to our print readers, we got a week ahead of ourselves).

NSW Election Pre-Polling is available from March 16 - March 22 at the Forbes Town Hall.

Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 8am - 6pm

Thurs 8am - 8pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm

On election day, March 23, voting can be made between 8am - 6pm at the following locations:

Bedgerabong Public School

Forbes High School

Forbes Tennis Club

Forbes Town Hall.