Nominations have opened in eight New Brunswick communities to fill 10 vacancies in byelections to be held Monday, Nov. 14. Nominations close at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21.

Also on Nov. 14, residents in the local service districts of the parishes of Clair, Baker Brook, Lac Baker, Saint-François, Saint-Hilaire and Madawaska, will vote on forming a rural community including the villages of Clair, Baker-Brook, Saint-François de Madawaska and St. Hilaire.

Returning Offices will open Tuesday, Oct. 11.

If more than one candidate is nominated for a position, a byelection will be held.

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The communities with vacant positions are:

  • Baker Brook (one councillor-at-large);
  • Clair (one councillor-at-large);
  • Drummond (two councillors-at-large);
  • Maisonnette (one councillor-at-large);
  • Meductic (one councillor-at-large);
  • Miramichi (mayor and one councillor-at-large);
  • Moncton (councillor for Ward 4); and
  • Saint-André (councillor for Ward 5).

About 29,000 voters are eligible in the byelections.

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.