Nominations are being sought for potential new candidates to be elected on to Whitby Town Council.
Nomination papers should be returned to the borough council by lunchtime on Friday and the list of candidates will be released on Tuesday.
If there is only one they will be elected uncontested.
If there is more than one nomination an election will be held on Thursday 3 April.
The vacancy had been declared by town clerk Pam Dobson and as more than ten electors petitioned the borough council the election was called.