School Board Trustee Elections

Municipal Elections are coming up quickly with Advance Voting opportunities on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 and Regular Voting opportunities on Saturday, October 15th, 2022. This is your opportunity to also vote for School Board Trustees (Locally-elected representatives of the public that are the community’s advocates for public education in their local school district). A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement and well-being, and to participate in making decisions that benefit the entire district while representing the interests of their community.

Candidates – Electoral Area 1 – City of Merritt: Gordon Swan; John Chenoweth; Robert Leech; Justin Jepsen. (Three to be elected).

Candidates – Electoral Area 2 – Town of Princeton and RDOS Area H and I (Partial): David Rainer; Leah Ward; Dan Hillman; Jamie Kent-Laidlaw; Edward Staples. (Three to be elected).

Candidate – Electoral Area 3 – TNRD: Areas M and N: Everett Hoisington (Elected by Acclamation).

To be able to vote in the Local Government Municipal Elections you must:
• be 18 years of age or older on general voting day [insert date];
• be a Canadian citizen;
• be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of
registration (at time of voting);
• be a resident of the City of Merritt (for Area 1) or the Town of Princeton (for Area 2) on the day of registration (at time of voting); and
• not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in
an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law

For information on Advance and Regular voting locations please contact your local municipality.