An information session for women considering running for council has been cancelled after few people registered.
And only four people have registered so far for a session open to both men and women.
Orange City Council has cancelled the women-only session to be run by the Australian Local Government Women's Association planned for Saturday.
It will now combine the two sessions into one from 6pm-9pm on Thursday in the council chambers.
There will be ample opportunities for a range of questions and answersCr Reg Kidd, Orange mayor
Council held two sessions last year, before the decision was made to postpone local government elections because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Council also hosted two sessions in March.
A spokesman said 61 people had attended at least one of the previous information sessions.
Polls to elect a mayor and 11 councillors are on September 4 with nominations closing on August 4.
Mayor Cr Reg Kidd said the information sessions explained what was required from a councillor.
"The process for nominating to run for council will also be explained and there will be ample opportunities for a range of questions and answers," he said.
"I'd also like to encourage anyone who hasn't yet enrolled to vote to do so quickly. The electoral rolls close at 6pm on July 26 and if you haven't enrolled and are eligible to enrol then you may be fined, but importantly you will miss the opportunity to have your say in your local council."
Local Government NSW facilitator and former mayor of Leichhardt Council Moira Sheehan will appear at the information session via video link, followed by a Q and A session with council staff.
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