GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS - SCHOOL TRUSTEE ELECTIONS
The next elections for School Trustees will be held on October 20, 2018.
Elections and by-elections are conducted according to the rules and regulations set out in the Local Government Act which governs local government elections throughout British Columbia.
Beginning in 2014, general local government elections in British Columbia will be held every four years, including the elections for the offices of School District Trustee on the Board of Education. For information on all aspects of voting or running for office in local government elections, scroll down the page to the "Preparing for the Role of School Trustee" section and/or visit the following websites:
Running for School Trustee
To be eligible as a candidate in a local government election, at the time of nomination, you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen; AND
- Be, or will be, 18 years of age or older (October 20, 2002) on or before general voting day; AND
- Have lived in BC for at least 6 months (March 13, 2018, is the last day to meet 6 month residency requirement for candidates); AND
- Have not been disqualified by any law or statute from being nominated, elected or holding office.
There is no requirement for a candidate to be a resident or own property in the electoral area.
Click here for a school trustee nomination package (.doc or .pdf) Alternately, nomination packages can be picked up at the School Board Office located at 100 Jensen Avenue East during office hours beginning Friday, July 27, 2018 until 4 p.m. sharp on Friday, September 14, 2018.
Pick up of a nomination package from the Chief Election Officer, Dennis J. A. Brown, can also be arranged between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays), beginning Friday, July 27, 2018, to 4 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018. Please call to arrange pick up 250-245-9918.
Filing of Nomination Papers
Commencing at 9 am sharp on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, until 4 pm sharp on Friday, September 14, 2018 nomination papers must be filed with the Chief Election Officer (250-245-9918) or the Deputy Chief Election Officer (250-954-4679) at the board office of the School District 69 (Qualicum), during regular office hours (8 am to 4 pm excluding statutory holidays). Appointments are strongly recommended.
Nomination documents may be delivered by hand, mail, fax* or other delivery service.
*Originals of faxed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4 pm on September 21, 2018, or the nomination is deemed to be withdrawn.
Elections BC will manage the financial requirements and reporting for all election candidates as per the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. For more info call 1-855-952-0280.
Additional documents containing information about the role of trustees and the election process are posted at the bottom of this page - check back regularly for additional information as it comes available. Should you have any questions, please contact Dennis Brown, Chief Election Officer, via phone 250-245-9918 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Education of School District 69 (Qualicum) is comprised of 5 Trustees, 2 from Electoral Area G and 1 each from Electoral Areas E, F and H (see below).
Area E – Nanoose Bay (portion of District of Lantzville)
Area F – Coombs, Hilliers, Errington
Area G – City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach, Regional District of Nanaimo Area G (French Creek, Dashwood, Englishman River), Regional District of Powell River Area E (Lasqueti Island)
Area H – Shaw Hill, Qualicum Bay, Deep Bay, Bowser
If you are unsure of your electoral area click here for a link to information provided by the Regional District of Nanaimo and/or here for resources from Elections BC.