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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 SD 57 Declaration of Election by Acclamation

SD 57 Declaration of Election By Acclamation.pdf

2022 SD 57 Declaration of Election by Voting P.G. Area No. 1

SD 57 Declaration of Election by Voting P.G. Area No. 1.pdf

2022 SD 57 Declaration of Election by Voting with Voting Details

SD 57 Notice of Election by Voting.pdf


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

If you reside within the City of Prince George boundary, please refer to the City of Prince George voting locations and hours of voting.

If you reside outside of the City of Prince George boundary, please refer to the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George voting locations and hours of voting.

ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open to qualified electors of School District No. 57 Prince George Trustee Electoral Area 1 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm as follows:

 DateLocation

City of Prince George

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022Prince George Conference and Civic Centre, 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Room 201-203
​City of Prince George
Thursday, October 6, 2022Prince George Conference and Civic Centre, 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Room 201-203
​City of Prince George
Tuesday, October 11, 2022University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, Room 7-170 (Bentley Centre)
​City of Prince George
Wednesday, October 12, 2022CN Center, 2187 Ospika Blvd. S, Prince George, BC, Atrium

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Office, 155 George Street, Prince George, BC

Miworth Community Hall, 13510 Flint Rd., Prince George, BC

Bear Lake Community Hall, 353 Grizzly Ave., Bear Lake, BC


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

If you reside within the City of Prince George boundary, please refer to the City of Prince George voting locations and hours of voting.

If you reside outside of the City of Prince George boundary, please refer to the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George voting locations and hours of voting.

GENERAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open to qualified electors of School District No. 57 Prince George Trustee Electoral Area 1 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm as follows:

Location

City of Prince George

 

Blackburn Elementary School, 2222 South Blackburn Road, Prince George, BC

College Heights Secondary School, 6180 Domano Blvd., Prince George, BC

D.P. Todd Secondary School 4444 Hill Avenue, Prince George, BC

Edgewood Elementary School 4440 Craig Road, Prince George, BC

John McInnis Learning Centre 3400 Westwood Drive, Prince George, BC

Shas Ti Kelly Road Secondary School, 7405 Kelly Rd S, Prince George, BC

Vanway Elementary School, 4509 Highway 16 West, Prince George, BC

Prince George Conference and Civic Centre 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

 

 

Nukko Lake Elementary School 23955 Chief Lake Road, Nukko Lake, BC

Ness Lake Community Hall, 9770 Lakeside Dr., Prince George, BC

Miworth Community Hall, 13510 Flint Rd., Prince Goerge, BC

Beaverly Elementary School 9777 Western Road, Prince George, BC

Blackburn Elementary School, 2222 South Blackburn Road, Prince George, BC

Ferndale Community Hall 3595 Upper Fraser Road, Prince George, BC

Bear Lake Community Hall, 461 Hart Lake Road, Bear Lake, BC

Shas Ti Kelly Road Secondary School, 7405 Kelly Rd S, Prince George, BC


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

 ADDTIONAL VOTING OPPORTUNITEIS ON GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of School District No. 57 Prince George Trustee Electoral Area 1 as follows:

 TimeLocation
Regional District of Fraser-Fort George2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Hixon Elementary School 378 Lockyer, Hixon, BC 

School District No. 572:00 pm to 4:00 pmLheidli T'enneh Band Office 1041 Whenun Rd, Prince George, BC
School District No. 5710:00 am to 12:00 pmLheidli T'enneh Family Development Office 1005 Landooz Rd, Prince George, BC


Mail Ballot Voting

City of Prince George

Mail ballot voting is available to all residents and non-resident property electors who are eligible to vote in the 2022 General Local Election. Please note by requesting and receiving a mail ballot you are committing yourself to voting by mail and cannot cast your vote in-person at a voting location on advance voting or general election voting days.

To receive a mail ballot package, an eligible voter must first complete a form to Request to Vote by Mail Ballot. Requests from eligible electors must be received no later than 4:30 pm, Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Request a mail ballot package online at https://forms.princegeorge.ca/Admin-Services/LegislativeServices/2022-Election-Application-for-Mail-Ballot-Voting

Get a request form by phone by calling 3-1-1 or 250-561-7600 if outside city limits.

Pick up a request form in person at City Hall (1100 Patricia Blvd, 1st Floor Service Centre or 5th Floor Legislative Services Division) or at the Prince George Public Library (Bob Harkins downtown branch or Nechako branch)

Mail ballot packages will be mailed to applicants as soon as ballots are available, commencing on or about Monday, September 19, 2022. Mail ballot packages will not be sent by mail after September 29, 2022. If you request to vote by mail after September 29 you will need to make arrangements to pick up the mail ballot package at City Hall.

To be counted, your ballot must be received by the City of Prince George Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Regional District of Fraser Fort George

Mail Ballot Voting is available to qualified resident and non-resident electors. If you receive a mail ballot you are not eligible to vote in person.

Applications for mail ballots are available online at www.rdffg.bc.ca, in person or by contacting the Regional District Chief Election Officer at (250) 960-4400, or by email at election@rdffg.bc.ca

Applications for mail ballots in the prescribed form will be received by the Regional District Chief Election Officer from 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, until 5:00 p. m. on Friday, October 7, 2022.

It is the responsibility of the person applying to vote by mail ballot to ensure that the mail ballot application is received by this date and time. 

 

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.


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.


2022 General Local Elections Candidate Resources for all Candidates

Declared candidates are now allowed the reasonable use of election and political signs. For rules regarding signage please see the City of Prince George Election and Political Signs Bylaw. 

City of Prince George Election and Political Signs Bylaw.pdf


Other Resources for Candidates

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

Important Notes for Potential Nominees and Candidates.pdf

Introduction and Dates.pdf

Map of Trustee Boundaries.pdf

2022-2023 Board Meeting Calendar.pdf

FAQ - Information for Prospective Trustee Nominees.pdf

Policy 1 Foundational Statements

Policy 2 Role of the Board

Policy 3 Role of the Trustee

Policy 4 Trustee Code of Conduct

Policy 7 Board Operations

Policy 8 Board Committees

Policy 9 Board Representatives

Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent

BCSTA: A Guide for School Trustee Candidates

Policy Manual and Bylaws

Administrative Procedures

Schedule of Meetings

Minutes

Public Meetings Video Archive

2021-2026 School District 57 Strategic Plan

Implementation Plan for Year 1 and 2

Framework for Enhancing Student Learning Report

Financial Reporting

Trustee Code of Ethics

Board Charter and Guiding Principals

What Every Candidate Needs to Know

Candidates Guide to Local Elections

Elector Organization Guide to Local Elections in B.C.

BCSTA Website

BCSTA What is a School Trustee?


Submitting Nomination Documents

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.


Withdrawing Candidacy

After submitting nomination documents if you wish to withdraw your candidacy you may do so by delivering a signed withdrawal statement to the chief election officer before 4:00 p.m. on September 15, 2022. Withdrawals after that date require the approval of the Minister of Education. Consult the Candidates Guide to Local Elections in B.C. for further information. 


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 please contact the District of Mackenzie. 


Contact Information

Jan Cote, Chief Election Officer

Ellen Bryden, Deputy Chief Election Officer

 

Phone: 250.561.6800