There's a new section on the Elections NB Website for voters seeking information about candidates running in the May 9 local elections. 

The new section has been added to the nomination forms submitted by candidates. It offers them the opportunity to provide basic contact information, such as an email address, telephone number and links to a website or social media platform, such as Facebook, to promote their campaigns.


Michael Quinn, New Brunswick's municipal electoral officer, says it's the responsibility of each candidate to run their campaign, but Elections NB is providing a free, optional method for them to provide contact information if they so choose.  There is also an Elections NB Facebook page.

If the candidate chooses to provide contact information, it will appear on the website next to his or her name.

About 570,000 New Brunswickers are eligible to vote May 9 to elect mayors, councillors, district education councillors and regional health authority board members.