Oct. 14, 2008
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Nominations for the Nov. 3 byelection in the provincial riding of New Maryland-Sunbury West will close this Friday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. Nomination papers may be picked up at the New Maryland returning office (429, Route 101, Suite 201, New Maryland) or may be printed from the Elections New Brunswick website, www.electionsnb.ca.
While candidates may have been named by some of the political parties, and may be campaigning already, they do not become official candidates until they file nomination papers with the returning officer, along with a $100 deposit.
There are four registered political parties in New Brunswick (Liberal, Progressive Conservative, New Democratic and Green). Candidates may also run as independents.
Elections New Brunswick is accepting the names and resumes of individuals interested in working during the election. The applications may be dropped off at the New Maryland returning office, faxed to 506-453-8585, or completed online.
The government and opposition political parties submit names of possible workers to the returning officer, so interested persons may call the parties' campaign offices to have their names placed on the lists being compiled for the byelection.
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Quinn, chief electoral officer, Elections New Brunswick, 506-453-2218, firstname.lastname@example.org.