CMSD82 Notice of By-Election by Voting – School Trustee Electoral Area 2 (Terrace) (PDF format)

CMSD82 Declaration of By-Election by Voting – School Trustee Electoral Area 2 (Terrace) (PDF format)

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of Trustee Electoral Area 2 (Terrace) of the Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 that a By-election by voting is necessary to elect one Trustee for Trustee Electoral Area 2 for the period of April 2021 to November 2022, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom the votes will be received are:

ONE (1) PERSON TO BE ELECTED FOR
TRUSTEE ELECTORAL
AREA 2 (TERRACE)
(the City of Terrace, northwest area of Kitimat-Stikine Regional District
including New Remo, Kalum Lake Drive and Rosswood)

Mr. Dave Crawley, 5222 Mountainvista Drive, Terrace, B.C. V8G 4X5
Mr. Ed Harrison, 5018 Walsh Avenue, Terrace, B.C. V8G 4H2
Mr. Peter Lambright, 3811 Rowland Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 5M3
Mr. Roger Leclerc, 4615 Westview Drive, Terrace, B.C. V8G 2S7
Ms. Lynn Parker, 2279 Tsunyou Road, Terrace, B.C. V8G 0A9
Ms. Diana Penner, 5418 Heppel Avenue, Terrace, B.C. V8G 4P7
Ms. Kate Spangl, #61–4625 Graham Avenue, Terrace, B.C. V8G 1A7

SAFETY MEASURES

Coast Mountains School District 82 is committed to delivering a safe and physically distanced by-election during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Following Public Health, Elections BC, WorkSafeBC and the City of Terrace Sportsplex directives, School District 82’s safety plan for the advanced voting and general voting days ensures the by-election will be safe for voters, candidates and election staff.  All voting days will have protective measures in place including:

  • physical distancing
  • capacity limits
  • plexiglass protective barriers
  • hand sanitizing stations will be provided
  • voters will be asked to sanitize their hands before and after voting
  • election officials will wear masks or face-visors
  • there will be frequent cleaning of voting stations and high-touch surfaces
  • pencils/pens will be provided for voting and will be sanitized between use
  • electors will be required to wear masks when voting
  • those who are ill or self-isolating will be asked not to visit a voting place (mail ballot voting is available as shared below)

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS

GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of Trustee Electoral Area 2 (Terrace) of Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 on:

Saturday, March 6, 2021
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
at the Terrace Sportsplex Multipurpose Room, 3320 Kalum Street, Terrace

ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as follows:

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 and Wednesday, March 3, 2021 between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Terrace Sportsplex Multipurpose Room,
3320 Kalum Street, Terrace.

SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will not be available due to
the COVID-19 pandemic.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

You will be required to register at the time of voting by completing the required Resident Elector application form available at the voting place.  The application form is also available here, should you wish to complete and have available at the time of voting.

To register you must meet the following qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  • Canadian citizen
  • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration
  • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the electoral area for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration, and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law

To register, resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature).  Picture identification is not necessary.  The identification must prove both residency and identity.

To register, non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the other property owners.

MAIL BALLOT VOTING

Mail ballot voting will be available for all qualified electors.  Mail ballot information is available on the school district’s website at www.cmsd.bc.ca/mail-ballot-voting/ or by contacting Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or by email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.

Requests for mail ballot packages must be received before 4:00 p.m. March 4, 2021. Completed ballots can be returned by mail, dropped off at a voting venue on advanced voting days and general voting day, or dropped off at the Board of Education Office at 3211 Kenney Street, Building A, during regular business hours before 4:00 p.m. March 5, 2021. Electors with accessibility needs can call (250) 638-4401 for assistance.

Due to the potential for postal delays, residents are encouraged to drop off their ballots at the Board of Education Office or one of the voting venues on advanced voting or general voting days, if possible.

Mail ballot voting packages will available commencing on February 17, 2021.  To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (click on link to open)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

Cathy Jackson, Chief Election Officer for Coast Mountains Board of Education of School District 82 at (250) 635-1907.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE LOCAL ELECTION PROCESS

School Trustee Election Procedures in British Columbia – BC Ministry of Education Guide can be accessed at:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/administration/legislation-policy/school-trustee-election-procedures

The School Act, RSBC 1996 Chapter 412 can be accessed at:
http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/96412_00

British Columbia School Trustees Association’s The Role of Boards of Education and Trustees in BC and Boards of Education are Essential can be accessed at:
https://bcsta.org/about/about-trustees/

For Local Government Elections, Governance & Powers relating to General Local Elections visit:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/local-governments/governance-powers/general-local-elections

The Financial Disclosure Act can be accessed at:
http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96139_01

Elections BC information including Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C. for Candidates, Elector Organizations and their Financial Agents as well as How to Campaign Safely During COVID-19 can be accessed at:
https://elections.bc.ca/

 

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  • June 28-Sept. 6: Summer Holidays - be safe and have fun, see you in September!
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  • August 2: BC Day
  • Sept 6: Labour Day
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  • Sept 22: Business Cttee Mtg
  • Sept 22: Education Cttee Mtg
  • Sept 24: District In-Service Day (schools are not in session)
  • Sept 29: Board Mtg (Terrace)

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