Municipal Elections - May 10, 2021

Have you ever considered running for municipal council? 

Municipal general elections that were postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 are scheduled to occur on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Candidates may begin to file their nomination papers with the appropriate returning officer once their offices open on Monday, March 22, 2021. The nomination period closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Information and a general guide to the election process for those interested in becoming candidates is available at http://www.electionsnb.ca.  If you have questions that are not answered, please contact either the Municipal Returning Officer or Elections NB in Fredricton, at 1-888-8585-VOTE(8683), or the Elections New Brunswick website at http://www.electionsnb.ca

For information on the role of municipal councils, contact your local municipal office, or the Capacity Building Branch of the Department of Environment and Local Government at 506-453-2690, or their website at http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/elg.html

You can also find some great resources for candidates on the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick website.

NB Public Health has developed the following guidelines for candidates considering running for the municipal elections:
https://electionsnb.ca/content/dam/enb/pdf/public-health-guidance-for-candidates.pdf(External link)

If you plan on becoming a candidate and wish to send a photo with a short introduction to yourselves, we will post it here on the Village of Salisbury website.

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