CANDIDATE nominations open on June 19 in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council mayoral by-election.
Mayoral hopefuls have until June 28 to lodge their nominations.
Each candidate must ensure their fully and correctly completed nomination is received by the returning officer no later than noon on June 28.
The Port Macquarie-Hastings mayor is popularly elected.
Election day is July 29.
The NSW Electoral Commission is contracted by the council to manage the conduct of the election according to legislation.