ELECTION: 22 council candidates officially nominate
UPDATE: 22 candidates have officially nominated for the upcoming Noosa Shire Council election on March 28.
Yesterday 17 out of the then 21 who had stated their intent to run had registered through the Electoral Commission Queensland, with the remaining three to have made today's midday deadline.
This morning local real estate Greg Smith revealed he would run for a seat at Noosa Council's table, bringing the total number of candidates to 22.
EARLIER: LESS than 24 hours before Local Government election nominations close, Noosa News can reveal 18 Noosa Shire candidates out of 21 have officially registered.
The mayoral race looks to be a one-on-one battle between current Mayor Tony Wellington and candidate Clare Stewart, with both having registered for the upcoming March 28 election.
Meanwhile candidates Karen Cook-Langdon, Karen Finzel, David Fletcher, Meghan Halverson, Joe Jurisevic, Janet Kake, Alan Lander, Patrick Lloyd, Amelia Lorentson, Phillip Moran, Snezana Redford, Andrew Squires, Brain Stockwell, Yanni Van Zijl, Tom Wegener and Frank Wilkie have all nominated through the Electoral Commission Queensland as of 2pm today.
The remaining three who, including Julien Cahn, Nathanael Ford, andJess Glasgow, have stated their intent to will have until midday tomorrow to nominate, with ballot papers to be drawn on Wednesday.
Pre-poll voting for the elections open on March 16 with election day to be held on March 28.