The twice postponed Local Government Elections will now set to take place on Saturday December 4.
COVID-19 meant the elections that were to be held last year were pushed back to 2021.
Nominations for those seeking election to their local council will open on Monday, October 25 and close on Wednesday, November 3 at noon with the draw of the ballot the following day.
Pre-polling opens on Monday, November 22 and in Singleton this will take place at the Youth Centre in Pitt Street. iVote applications and voting open the same day.
The NSW Election Commission expects progressive declaration of results from Tuesday, December 21.
Of the nine current Singleton Councillors all have advised the Singleton Argus they will be seeking re-election with Sue Moore, Tony Jarrett and Danny Thompson saying they will also be standing for the position of Mayor.
Among the new candidates to advise they will be standing is Kay Sullivan best known for her charity work in particular with the Singleton Cancer Committee and used book store owner and Labor Party member Sarah Johnstone.
Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said the long-awaited poll provides a great opportunity for residents to affect change in their community.
"Don't sit back and complain about your local council - do something about it and run for election so you can make a positive difference," Mrs Hancock said.
"As a former councillor of 17 years, I can tell you how incredibly rewarding it is to serve in the level of government closest to the community.
"I am encouraging candidates from all-walks-of-life to put their hand up - we need more women, youth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents and members of multicultural communities to increase the diversity of representation on councils across the state."
The NSW Government is taking all steps necessary to assist the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct COVID-safe council elections and ensure the health and safety of voters, candidates and election staff.
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