The Town of Bon Accord will be holding a by-election.
 
After mayor David Hutton resigned on Nov.13, a council seat needs to be filled. As such, the by-election will be held on Jan.5.
 
The town is now calling on residents interested in seeking election to follow a number of steps. 
 
"They can go on the website and download the candidates information, fill out the forms, file their nomination papers and campaign until the fifth of January," said Joyce Pierce, the town's chief administrative officer. 
 
Pierce, who is serving as the returning officer, will accept nomination papers until Tuesday (Dec.1). Residents can call her at 780-921-3550 to make an appointment for submitting these papers.  
 
The candidate handbook can be picked up at the town office or be downloaded here.