The provincial election campaign is underway with the writ being dropped as they say at 12:01 AM Thursday.
Chief Electoral Officer Kim Poffenroth says even though some parties may not have a full slate of candidates right now, there is still time for nominations.
“The deadline for nominations for candidates is 2 PM on September 4th, even though people have been putting up campaign signs and that sort of thing, no one can officially submit their nomination papers until the returning offices have opened”, says Poffenroth.
Writs are now signed and sealed! Now it’s off to the Returning Offices.#NBVOTES2018
Les brefs d’élections sont maintenant signés et portent le sceau! Ils seront maintenant envoyés aux bureaux de scutin. pic.twitter.com/JS2dkM8KtT
— ElectionsNB (@ElectionsNB) August 23, 2018
If you are unable to vote on election day September 24th there are also alternatives available.
” Advanced polls are being held on September 15th and 17th and in addition individuals can go into any of the returning offices in the province and get a special ballot to vote,” stated Poffenroth.
There are six official parties for this election, the Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party, the Green Party, People’s Alliance Party and the newest one Kiss NB, Keep It Simple Solutions party.
(photo credit Keith Minchin)