FREDERICTON (GNB) - Nominations have opened to fill 21 vacancies in 15 municipalities across the province during byelections scheduled for Monday, May 14. If more than one candidate is nominated for a position, byelections will be held to fill the following vacant positions:

  • Atholville (one councillor for Ward 3);
  • Bas-Caraquet (mayor and two councillors-at-large);
  • Bathurst (one councillor);
  • Dieppe (one councillor-at-large);
  • Florenceville-Bristol (one councillor for Ward 2);
  • Fredericton Junction (mayor and one councillor);
  • Grande-Anse (mayor and one councillor);
  • Hartland (mayor);
  • Kedgwick (one councillor for Ward 2);
  • Nackawic (one councillor);
  • Pointe-Verte (one councillor);
  • Saint-André (one councilor-at-large);
  • Saint-Léolin (mayor and one councillor);
  • Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël (one councillor); and
  • St. George (two councillors).

Returning Offices open on Monday, April 9. Nominations close at 2 p.m., Friday, April 20.

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

Nomination papers may be picked up from a municipal returning officer or at local municipal offices, or they can be downloaded from the Elections New Brunswick website.