The council election next year will take place on Thursday May 2, local representatives were told a meeting in Ballymena on Monday night.
Anne Donaghy, Chief Executive of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, said the new mayor will then be elected on May 20.
In the run up to the elections the last council meeting of the current council will take place on March 4, 2019.
There are 40 councillors in Mid & East Antrim. Council elections are held every four years.