Land managers in the South East will decide who is elected to Local Land Services boards around the state when voting gets underway on Thursday, 9 April 2020.
Nearly 100 candidates are standing for 34 vacant positions on 11 Local Land Services regional boards around the state.
A total of 11 candidates are running in the South East region, with three to be elected.
"I am urging all South East Local Land Services ratepayers to take up the opportunity to choose who they want on their regional board," Local Land Services' state chair Richard Bull said.
Anyone who pays Local Land Services rates and is aged over 18 is eligible to vote in the elections.
However, intending voters need to formally request an electronic voting pack by 5 pm AEST on 6 May 2020. Voting in the election closes at 5 pm AEST on 8 May 2020. The Local Land Services website www.lls.nsw.gov.au/board-elections has details on how to vote and links to the candidates for the South East regional board.
"Given the implications of COVID-19, it is fortunate that voting can be done online," Mr Bull said.
The elected board members will sit alongside those appointed by the Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW, Adam Marshall, and together they will guide Local Land Services.
Local Land Services is the frontline agency that helps grow and protect agriculture and environments in NSW and connects rural people to the best advice and services.
"We need people on our boards who know the issues of rural NSW, who are from a variety of backgrounds with a range of expertise," said Mr Bull.