Local government elections have been postponed twice in the past 18 months but the count down is now on.
We head to the polling booths on December 4: candidate registration opens October 25 and closing November 12
Our current councillors have now served five-and-a-half years, and the next term will be a shortened one.
So far, seven of our eight current councillors have indicated they will put their name forward for another term
Those include our current mayor Phyllis Miller and deputy Chris Roylance, along with councillors Michele Herbert, Steve Karatiana, Graeme Miller, Jeff Nicholson, Jenny Webb
Cr Grant Clifton, who has served two terms including a term as our deputy mayor, has indicated he will step back from local government.
Forbes Shire Council's full complement is nine councillors: Cr Susan Chau resigned at the end of the original four-year term having relocated interstate.
If you are intending to stand for Forbes Shire Council please introduce yourself to the Advocate team so we can feature you in a future edition: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6852 1800.
If you would like to know more about running for local government please look at the Electoral Commission website or speak to our current councillors.
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