This Friday will mark three months until the Armidale Regional Council election.
So what do we know so far?
The Liberal Party will not endorse a candidate, leaving Margaret O’Connor as an independent if she stands.
The Greens have confirmed they will run a ticket with six people, and that Peter O’Donohue will part of that campaign.
Laurie Bishop and Rob Richardsonhave ruled themselves out.
Leaving Jim Maher, Jenny Bailey and Chris Halligan from the old council sitting on the fence or intentions unknown.
Gordon Youman’s vocal anti amalgamation group has failed to convert their push to de-merge with Armidale into a candidate, confirming they will not stand.
Dave Mills is also out, citing personal commitments.
Former mayor Hans Hietbrink also out.
Aileen MacDonald and Dot Vickery are still undecided.
And Tingha resident and former Guyra councillor Audrey McArdle is in limbo, with the Tingha boundary adjustment still pending.
Newcomers in Armidale include ratepayers association chairwoman Maria Hitchcock and Changing Change International executive director Diane Gray.
The New England Futures Group, lead by David Levingston, are expected to run a group ticket.
And Jack Rapley has also put his hand up for the third consecutive election and will run as an independent.
Monday’s session is for former councillors and Tuesday’s session is for newcomers.
Nomination open on July 31.