FREDERICTON (GNB) – Voters in municipalities and local service districts with byelections, a first-election or a plebiscite scheduled for Monday, May 15, will receive cards this week advising when and where they may vote.

Byelections are being held in the communities of Le Goulet, Maisonnette, and Salisbury. A first election is taking place in the newly formed Rural Community of Haut-Madawaska, and electors in 10 local service districts on the islands of Lamèque and Miscou are voting in a plebiscite to determine if a new rural community will be formed.

Almost 9,000 voter information cards will be delivered by Canada Post starting today.

“We encourage voters to bring their cards with them when they go to vote as this will provide faster service,” said Kimberly Poffenroth, municipal electoral officer. “A unique bar code printed on each card will help polling staff using hand-held scanners to quickly find the voter's name on electronic lists, which are stored on laptop computers set up at the polling stations.”

Voters can also find voting information for their area online by visiting the Elections NB website. Using the Search your Municipal, DEC and RHA Election Information link, voters can quickly find the location of their local polling station, the list of candidates running within their polling division, as well as contact information for the returning office in their region.