Nominations for National Party candidates to replace Todd Barclay in Clutha-Southland have closed.
Mr Barclay will not seek re-election in Semptember following controversy over allegations he secretly recorded one of his electorate staffers in the Gore office.
Police recently launched a fresh investigation into those allegations, after new information came to light through the media.
Nominees will now go through several 'meet the candidates' meetings before a final selection meeting in August.
The party will not confirm the number of nominees, or confirm any names, until that final selection is completed.