After five years and three months, Griffith's ratepayers and residents get the chance to determine their representatives on council.
The Area News 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.
As well as working out who will be our 12 representatives, residents and ratepayers will have to work out whether they want nine or 12 councillors from 2024. And, whether they give the responsibility of selecting the mayor back to the councillors themselves.
LIVE BLOG | Voters head to the polls to decide councillors
The group tickets are they will appear on the ballot;
Group 1; Chris Sutton, Melissa Marin, Catherine Stevenson, Lisa Lowes, Kirsty Skirving and Katie Billing
Group 2; Doug Curran, Laurie Testoni and Shari Blumer
Group 3; Simon Croce, Carmel La Rocca and Denise Forbes
Group 4; Dino Zappacosta and Manji Lally
Group 5; Christine Stead and Louis Toscan
Group 6; Anne Napoli, Deb Longhurst, Jeremiah Dixon, Ema Campiao Munro, Andy Armstrong and Andrew Cantrell
Group 7; Glen Andreazza and Joseph Bianchini
Those candidates running solo will be listed in their own column at the right of the ballot sheet. That list will be as follows;
WHO'S STANDING FOR MAYOR?
The five candidates, as they appear on the ballot are;
WHO'S STEPPING DOWN AT THIS ELECTION?
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Until 5pm on Friday, you'll be able to pre-poll at Griffith Community Centre on Olympic Street or Griffith Aboriginal Community Centre at 5 Wiradjuri Place.
On Saturday, December 4, you can vote at Beelbangera Public School, Griffith East Public School, Griffith North Public School, Griffith Public School, Hanwood Public School, Lake Wyangan Public School, Yenda Public School and Yoogali Public School. Polling places will be open from 8am until 6pm.
A formal vote can be either numbering one (1) or up to two (2) above the line for councillor candidates, or numbering at least six (6) below the line. Voters will need to then select put at least one (1) number next to their preferred mayor.
Both referendum questions, on whether Griffith should elect nine counillors, or have a popularly elected mayor are yes/no questions.
If you're in Murrumbidgee East ward for Murrumbidgee Council; you will need to vote for at least two of four candidates to elect three representatives.
If you're in the Murrumbidgee Ward for Murrumbidgee Council; you will need to vote for at least two of four candidates to elect three representatives.
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