Prime Minister Andrew Holness who made the announcement on Sunday said Nomination Day will be on February 12.
Smith resigned last month after nearly 30 years as Member of Parliament.
Both political parties - the governing Jamaica Labour Party and the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) have already selected their candidates for the upcoming poll.
Hayle, who is the principal of Padmore Primary in West Rural St Andrew, has been an accomplished teacher creating “miracles” at the school, which, prior to her arrival there, was on the list of failing institutions.
The PNP candidate is the holder of separate degrees in psychology and politics from the University of the West Indies and has been a career teacher of 17 years and served at the Red Hills Primary School before going to Padmore.
Politically, she has been active in the PNP organisation in West Rural St Andrew serving as Constituency Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Red Hills Division.
Meanwhile, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) on Wednesday announced that new party comer Nigel Clarke is to be their standard-bearer for the constituency, instead of Duane Smith, son of Derrick Smith who he wanted to take over from him as Member of Parliament.
The party however formally informed the younger Smith that he will not be the governing party's candidate for the se at — a decision that will likely draw the ire of his father, Derrick, who has made it clear that he will not sanction any attempt to parachute a candidate into the constituency.
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