FREDERICTON (GNB) - Nominations have opened in 23 communities to fill 31 vacancies in byelections to be held Monday, Dec. 10. Nominations close at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16.

Returning Offices open on Monday.

If more than one candidate is nominated for a position, a byelection will be held. The communities with vacant positions are:

  • Alma (one councillor);
  • Aroostook (mayor and one councillor)
  • Bathurst (one councillor);
  • Beaubassin East (councillors for wards 3 and 4);
  • Dalhousie (one councillor);
  • Doaktown (mayor);
  • Florenceville-Bristol (one councillor for ward 2);
  • Hanwell (mayor);
  • Hartland (one councillor);
  • Lac Baker (one councillor);
  • Memramcook (one councillor);
  • Minto (mayor and one councillor);
  • Moncton (one councillor for Ward 3);
  • Nackawic (one councillor);
  • Rexton (one councillor);
  • Rivière-Verte (one councillor);
  • Sackville (one councillor);
  • Saint Andrews (one councillor);
  • Salisbury (one councillor);
  • Shediac (mayor);
  • St. George (one councillor);
  • Sussex Corner (mayor and one councillor); and
  • Tracadie (one councillor for ward 1, one councillor for ward 2 and two councillors for ward 7).

“Elections New Brunswick strongly encourages residents in these communities to consider offering for these important positions,” said Municipal Electoral Officer Kimberly Poffenroth. “Serving on council allows individuals to give back to their communities.”

Nomination papers may be picked up from a municipal returning officer or at local municipal offices, or they can be printed from the Elections New Brunswick website. Potential candidates looking for more information may also visit the website.