Byelection date set for Topsail-Paradise voters
PC Paul Davis resigned in October, opening up the field
The new year will start with voters heading to the polls in the district of Topsail-Paradise.
Premier Dwight Ball said Wednesday the byelection date is set for Thursday, Jan. 24.
Advance polls will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan.19.
The political race was triggered when Paul Davis announced his resignation and retirement in October.
So far, two of the three political parties have their candidates in place to compete for the seat.
Candidates have until Thursday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. to file their official nomination papers.
Paul Dinn, a former town councillor in Paradise, will try and keep the district blue for the PCs.
Patricia Hynes-Coates, MADD's national president before she stepped down to seek the seat, will represent the Liberals.
The NDP opened candidate nominations on Monday. They close at noon on Wednesday.