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School District No. 57
Respecting the beautiful unceded ancestral lands, culture and people of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, McLeod Lake Indian Band and Simpcw First Nation
Elections

The next General Local Election will be held on October 15th, 2022

In BC general local elections for mayor, councilors, regional district electoral area directors, regional district electoral area commissioners, and school board trustees are held every four years on the third Saturday of October.

Residents as well as persons that own property within the jurisdiction of the local government but do not reside there may be eligible to vote provided eligibility requirements of the Local Government Act are met.

General local elections are a shared responsibility between local governments and Elections BC. General local elections are run in accordance with the Local Government Act, the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, the Community Charter, the School Act, and election related bylaws.

For information regarding elections for City of Prince George mayor and councilors please visit the City of Prince George Elections page.

For information regarding elections for regional district electoral area directors and commissioners please visit the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Elections page.

For information regarding elections for District of Mackenzie mayor and councilors please visit the District of Mackenzie elections page


2022 General Local Elections Key Dates

Period or Key Date
Date
Election PeriodJanuary 1, 2022 to September 16, 2022
Pre-campaign Period
July 18, 2022 to September 16, 2022
Nomination PeriodAugust 30, 2022 to September 9, 2022
Campaign PeriodSeptember 17, 2022 to October 15, 2022
General Voting DayOctober 15, 2022
Campaign Financing disclosure statement filing deadlineJanuary 13, 2023
Campaign financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing feeFebruary 13, 2023

 

2022 General Local Elections Candidate Resources for all Candidates

You are eligible to run in the 2022 election if…

  1. You are a resident of B.C. for at least six (6) months (i.e. March 11, 2022 or earlier) before filing nomination documents.
  2. You are 18 years of age or older on general voting day.
  3. You are a Canadian citizen.
  4. You are not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Elections BC

Local Elections Campaign Financing Act

Local Elections Campaign Financing Expense Limit Regulation

Local Government Act

Community Charter

School Act

Elections BC – Candidate Information

Elections BC – Campaign Financing Disclosure Statements


Additional Resources and Information for Candidates for School Board Trustee

School District No. 57 has seven (7) School Board Trustees elected from three (3) Electoral Areas. Five (5) School Trustees are elected from the Prince George Trustee Electoral Area, one (1) School Trustee is elected from the Robson Valley Trustee Electoral Area, and one (1) School Trustee is elected from the Mackenzie Trustee Electoral Area.

BCSTA Website

BCSTA’s Guide for School Trustee Candidates

School District No.57 Board Charter and Guiding Principles

School District No.57 Trustee Code of Ethics

School District No.57 Policy 1120 Access to the Board

School District No.57 Policy 1160 Role of the Board

School District No.57 Policy 1170 Rights and Responsibilities of Trustees

School District No.57 Policy 8230 Trustee Remuneration and Expenses

School District No.57 Policy 8310 Policy and Policy Development

School District No.57 Bylaws of the Board – Bylaw No.1

School District No.57 Bylaws of the Board – Bylaw No.2

School District No.57 Bylaws of the Board – Bylaw No.4

School District No.57 Bylaws of the Board – Bylaw No.5


2022 School Board Trustee Nomination Documents

 Documents will be posted closer to the Nomination Period. 


Candidate Forum Events

School District No.57 is not involved in the organization or administration of candidate forums, however we will provide notice of such events where possible. Organizations that wish to have an event added to this page may email the School District with information and details about the event.


Election Officials

Election Officials are recruited on an as needed basis to work in various communities throughout the region to assist with referenda, by-elections, general elections and other voting opportunities.

Election Officials should be prepared to attend training sessions, to work advance voting opportunities, to work for an extended period on voting day, and to make a solemn declaration that they will faithfully and impartially fulfill their duties. They are compensated by way of an hourly wage and if applicable a mileage rate for those traveling to remote locations. Officials will be appointed to one of three positions; Presiding Election Official, Alternate Presiding Election Official, and Election Official.

If you are interested in working as an Election Official for the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George please visit their application page

If you are interested in working as an Election Official for the City of Prince George please visit their application page

If you are interested in working as an Election Official for the District of Mackenzie the link will be posted here soon. 


Advanced Voting Dates and Locations for the October 15th, 2022 General Local Election

Further information will be provided when dates and locations have been determined.


Voting Locations for the October 15th, 2022 General Local Election

Further information will be provided when dates and locations have been determined.

 

Voter Eligibility

Individuals are eligible to vote in the General Local Election as a resident elector if they:

  • Are 18 years of age or older when registering to vote or will be 18 years of age or older on general voting day.
  • Are a Canadian citizen.
  • Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before registering to vote.
  • Live in the city of Prince George at the time of registering to vote.
  • Are not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment or by law from voting in a local election.

Individuals are eligible to vote in the General Local Election as a non-resident property elector if they:

  • Are 18 years of age or older when registering to vote or will be 18 years of age or older on general voting day.
  • Are a Canadian citizen.
  • Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before registering to vote.
  • Are not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment or by law from voting in a local election.
  • Are the registered owner of property in the electoral area for at least 30 days before registering to vote.

Non-resident property electors will be asked to complete a Non-Resident Property Elector Registration Form. The form will be available at advance voting opportunities and at all locations on general voting day.

If there is more than one registered owner of the real property, only one owner is eligible to vote. The property owners must complete a Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form appointing one person as the non-resident property elector. The appointed non-resident property elector must present the completed form to the Presiding Election Official at the voting location.

The Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Forms will be posted when available

The General Local Election uses same-day voter registration. Voters do not need to register in advance to vote in the General Local Election. 

Voters must present at least two (2) pieces of acceptable identification at the voting station that show proof of identify and place of residence. At least one of the two forms of ID must contain a signature. Examples of acceptable identification include:

·         British Columbia Driver's License

·         British Columbia Identification Card

·         British Columbia Care Card

·         British Columbia Gold Care Card

·         Credit Card

·         Debit Card

·         Canadian Passport

·         Property Tax Notice

·         Certificate of Canadian Citizenship

·         Government-Issued Military Identification Card

·         Firearms Possession and Acquisition License

·         Certificate of Indian Status

·         Current utility bill containing Elector's name and address

·         Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License (issued by ICBC)

·         Other documents sufficient to satisfy the Chief Election Officer

Note: Combination BC Services Card and BC Driver's Licence only count as one (1) form of acceptable identification. A second piece of identification will be required.

Individuals who do not have a document that proves a place of residence may also provide two documents from the list above that provide proof of identity and make a solemn declaration as to the place of residence to the Election Official at the voting station.


Mail Ballot Voting

 Further Information will be provided closer to General Voting Day. 


Contact Information

Jan Cote, Chief Election Officer

Ellen Bryden, Deputy Chief Election Officer

 

Phone: 250.561.6800



School District No. 57

2100 Ferry Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 4R5 Phone: (250) 561-6800 |Phone: 1-800-256-7857 |Fax: (250) 561-6801 | Email: monitors@sd57.bc.ca The School District No. 57 Corporate Administrative Office is open to the public for in-person services. We continue to observe COVID-19 pandemic public health protocols, so please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer upon your arrival. Contact the Central Administrative Office by phone at 250-561-6800, or by email at monitors@sd57.bc.ca with any questions you may have. We respectfully acknowledge that School District No. 57 resides on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band and the Simpcw First Nation. It is our honour to walk alongside our indigenous communities in educating our students.