This page contains information and material useful for individuals interested in becoming a candidate, the official agent, or the scrutineer of a candidate for a provincial election.
To be a candidate as a member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), one must be qualified to vote in New Brunswick. To vote, a person must be:
• 18 years of age on or before election
• a Canadian citizen;
• ordinarily resident in the Province for at
least 40 days immediately preceding the date of the election; and
• ordinarily resident in an electoral district on the date of the election (but not
necessarily the electoral district for which one is a candidate).
Any person who meets these requirements can become a candidate; however, prospective candidates who work for the provincial or federal government should discuss any employment related conditions before deciding to offer.