Murrumbidgee Council is calling for capable and passionate people to nominate for September’s election.
The election — to be held on Saturday, September 9 — will mark the first opportunity for residents to nominate themselves or vote for council representatives since the merger in May last year.
Nominations for candidates opened on Monday and close August 9.
Council general manager Craig Moffitt said these elections mark an important milestone for council.
‘‘This is an opportunity for members of the community to make a difference,’’ he said.
‘‘We are looking for capable people with passion and commitment to nominate as candidates in the upcoming election and help lead and continue the work already started by our council.’’
Formerly made up of the previous Jerilderie and Murrumbidgee Shire Council areas, around 2800 residents are enrolled to vote in the Murrumbidgee Council area.
The new council comprises three wards — Jerilderie, Murrumbidgee East and Murrumbidgee — with three councillors to represent each ward.
At the election, residents will vote for the councillors to represent their ward.
Nominations and a completed candidate information sheet can be lodged with the Murrumbidgee Council returning officer Jan Mitchell, who is based at the Darlington Point CWA Hall in McAlister St.
Voting is compulsory for everyone enrolled in the council area.
For more information about the election, go to www.elections.nsw.gov.au or www.murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au.