The town of Comox will have a new leader on Oct. 20, as Mayor Paul Ives is not running for re-election.
Russ Arnott, who was a councillor this past term, and newcomer to the town political scene, Tom Diamond, will vie for the position on election day.
Town council will also have a new look, with only two of the six incumbents seeking re-election.
The list of candidates for town council include (in alphabetical order) Alex Bissinger, Don Davis, Ron Freeman, Ken Grant, Chris Haslett, Stephanie McGowan, Pat McKenna, Nicole Minions and Maureen Swift.
Grant and Swift are the two incumbents.
A total of six councillors will be elected.
Randi Baldwin and Tonia Frawley will run for the school trustee seat.
There will be advance poll voting opportunities on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m.- 8. P.m. at the Town of Comox Community Centre (1855 Noel Ave.), Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the council chambers at 1801B Beaufort Ave. , Monday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at council cambers, and Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m.- 8. P.m. at the Town of Comox Community Centre.