Public Notice – Nomination of Candidates

The Town of Holyrood will be holding an election to fill one vacant seat on council on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Nomination day will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 8:00am to 8:00pm at the Hubert A. Keough Municipal Building – 34 Salmonier Line.

An information session will be held for potential candidates on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at the Hubert A. Keough Municipal Building. This is a voluntary session for any candidates who might have questions about the role of councillors and/or the role of council.

Public Notice Nomination of Candidates Municipality of Holyrood

Nominations of candidates for election to the council for the municipality of Holyrood will be received between hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on Jan 31 2024 at Hubert A. Keough Municipal Building.

Nominations shall be in writing and state the name and civic address of the candidate and shall be signed by the Proposer and Seconder both of whom shall be present together with the candidate who shall sign also signifying the candidate’s acceptance. In the event that a candidate cannot be present for a candidate’s nomination, the candidate’s proposer and seconder can complete the required form.

If the nomination is for a candidate running as mayor in a separate election that position should be noted on the nomination form.

Every candidate shall at the time of the candidate’s nomination, deposit with the Returning Officer, the non-refundable sum of ten dollars ($10.00) for towns/regions or fifty dollars ($50.00) for cities.

The qualifications of a candidate for election to council are as follows:

1. Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older;

2. Ordinarily resident in the municipality or area for at least 30 days prior to the date set for the commencement of the nomination period;

3. Not in arrears of taxes or other charges payable to the municipality; and 4. Not otherwise disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act.

-Marjorie Gibbons, Returning Officer