A RUSH of candidates, for Singleton Council’s September 8 election, is expected during the next 24 hours.
Nominations close at noon tomorrow for candidates contesting nine councillor positions and the mayoral seat.
At 2pm yesterday seven people were in the running for councillor spots and three were vying for the mayoral job.
Current mayor Sue Moore, former mayor John Martin, plus Terence O’Brien, from Putty, had nominated for the mayoral position.
Councillors Moore and Martin have also nominated for a councillor seat if they are not elected as mayor.
Others contesting councillors seats are current councillors Val Scott and Godfrey Adamthwaite plus three new faces, Christina Metlikovec, Tessa Capsanis and Hollee Diemar-Jenkins.
At this stage, Mr O’Brien, a Liberal Party candidate, was the only nomination associated with a group or political party.
A ballot draw will be held at 2pm tomorrow to determine candidate positions on the voting papers.
Election returning officer David Workman said two other people had nominated but were required to provide a little extra information before being accepted.
He anticipated several candidates would nominate just before tomorrow’s deadline.