The Chief Electoral officer has announced the by election for the village councils.
The villages that will be going to the polls in the by elections are Tamakautoga, Avatele, Lakepa, Mutalau and Alofi North.
The by-elections will be held on Saturday 29th August. BCN News understands that the by-elections are a result of the recent general elections when several village councilors were elected to the Fono Ekepule as members of parliament for their village.
The notice calling on nominations is now open and to be submitted to the Department of Justice at Fonuakula by midday on Thursday 13th August.
The electoral rolls for the villages of Tamakautoga, Avatele, Lakepa, Mutalau and Alofi North are now open for inspection at the Department of Justice during working hours.