Nominations now open ahead of municipal byelections

Government says nominations have opened for municipal byelections to fill 21 vacancies in 15 municipalities across the province. 

Municipal Electoral Officer Kimberly Poffenroth says Elections New Brunswick is strongly encouraging residents in the 15 municipalities to consider offering for the positions. 

Nominations close at 2 p.m. on April 20th, while the byelections are scheduled for May 14th. 

Government says if more than one candidate is nominated for a position, byelections will be held to fill the following vacancies: 

•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)
•St. George (two councillors)