IS it a race in three?
In a poll conducted at www.centralwesterndaily.com.au, Reg Kidd, Stephen Nugent and Kevin Duffy have emerged as the front runners in the mayoral ballot in the upcoming Orange council election.
Almost 1000 votes were cast by readers in answer to the question who would you like to see elected as mayor in the Orange council election?
After three days of voting Councillor Kidd led the 10-horse field with 16.73 per cent of the vote.
Councillor Duffy (16.25 per cent) and Greens candidate Mr Nugent (16.02 per cent) were less than 20 votes behind at the the time of publishing.
Councillors Russell Turner (11.66 per cent) and Jeff Whitton (11.19 per cent) were the only other candidates in double digits.
Paula Townsend (7.18 per cent), Tony Mileto (5.65 per cent) and councillors Scott Munro (5.3 per cent), Chris Gryllis (4 per cent) and Ron Gander (1.65 per cent) round out the field.
The integrity of the poll was protected by monitoring IP addresses and preventing multiple votes from the same phone, computer or tablet.
HAVE YOUR SAY: Vote in our poll here ...
In the lead-up to the election we have invited all 88 Orange City Council candidates to submit personal profiles to tell you about themselves and their policies.
It is our hope that this information will help you – our readers and this city’s voters – make an informed decision when you go to the polls on Saturday, September 9.
The questions address issues such as roads, rates, the Northern Distributor Road, the re-zoning at Orange Airport, what to do with the former Electrolux factory and more.
These profiles were offered to the candidates at no cost and with no obligation.
Head to www.centralwesterndaily.com.au to see what they have to say.