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Election Nomination Deadline Fast Approaching

By Brad Perry Oct 24, 2022 | 2:20 PM

New Brunswickers are encouraged to put their names forward for the upcoming municipal elections.

The nomination period for the elections, which take place on Nov. 28, close at 2 p.m. Friday.

Local Government Minister Daniel Allain said he is encouraged to see many candidates have already signed up.

“This is the first major modernization of our local governance system in 60 years, and the opportunity to chart the course for our new local governments and rural districts is your chance to be part of history in the making,” Allain said in a statement.

“The next few years will be crucial for our new local governments and rural districts, making decisions that will touch all residents.”

First elections will be held in 50 local governments on Nov. 28 to elect entirely new councils.

Nine other communities will hold byelections to fill new council positions created during the local governance reform process.

First elections will also be held in 12 newly-created rural districts to elect members to their rural district advisory committee.

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Allain acknowledged the “uncertainty” created due to a mailing error by Elections New Brunswick which resulted in more than 260,000 households being sent the wrong information regarding the upcoming elections.

“Every elector who lives in an area where an election will occur will receive a voter information card from Elections New Brunswick in November, letting them know when and where they can vote,” said Allain.

There have been calls for the government to postpone the nomination period and the election as a result of the error. Allain, however, said that will not happen.

“Neither the date of the nomination closure nor the date of the election can be changed as they are both set in legislation,” he said.

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While many New Brunwickers will be heading to the polls, there will be no elections in 18 communities as they were not impacted by the municipal reform or the number of voters in the local government increased by less than 15 per cent.

Those communities include Belledune, Campobello Island, Dieppe, Fredericton, Fredericton Junction, Grand Manan, McAdam, Memramcook, Miramichi, Moncton, Neguac, New Maryland, Quispamsis, Riverview, Rothesay, Saint John, Tracy, and Upper Miramichi.


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