Elections New Brunswick

This section contains information and material useful for individuals interested in becoming a candidate, the official agent, or the scrutineer of a prospective candidate.

Any person who meets the requirements of the Elections Act can become a candidate; however, prospective candidates who work for the Provincial or Federal Government should discuss any employment related conditions before deciding to offer.

The first step in becoming a candidate in a provincial election is to seek the nomination of a registered political party in the electoral district where you intend to run.  If you intend to be an independent candidate, this step does not apply.

As of 2015, nomination contestants are required to register with Elections New Brunswick and file a financial return. To learn more, click on the link below for Nomination Contestants.

Once a person has been selected as the candidate of a registered political party in an electoral district, the information presented below for candidates applies.