Singleton Council by-election to be held on Saturday 30 July 2022
A by-election will be held for Singleton Council on Saturday 30 July 2022 to fill nine councillor positions.
The election is the result of the failure of the iVote system in the December 2021 local government election, and a ruling by the Supreme Court to void the election outcome.
Everyone enrolled in the Singleton Council area as at Monday 20 June 2022 must vote.
General Manager Jason Linnane said it was an unfortunate situation for all the candidates involved in the December election who now must contest another campaign, as well as voters following so closely behind the Federal election.
“I reinforce the judgement of the Supreme Court that there was no failing or misconduct on the part of Council or the candidates in the situation we now find ourselves,” he said.
“Council recognises another election is frustrating and disappointing for the candidates involved, and everyone in our community who must now vote in a third election in less than a year.
“However, we respect the decision of the court and the protection of democracy.
“I encourage anyone interested in serving the community to nominate to be part of our elected council, and all of our registered voters to turn out on 30 July in the spirit of democracy and in the best interests of our community.”