2022 General School Trustee Election

Trustee Election 2022 Documents

Chief Election Officer - Melissa Panoulias

Deputy Election Officer - Richell Schwartz

2022 Preliminary Election Results

The General School Trustee Election will be held this fall.  Seven trustees make up the Board of Education of School District No. 59 (PRS) from the following areas: two (2) from Dawson Creek, two (2) from Chetwynd & rural areas, one (1) from Tumbler Ridge and two (2) from rural Dawson Creek and surrounding areas.  The school districts works closely with the municipalities and Peace River Regional District to conduct the General School Election.  Please see the contact list below for each area:

election contacts

DECLARATION OF ACCLAMATION - September 20, 2022

Note: The school district partners with the City of Dawson Creek to run the General School Trustee Election for Trustee Electoral Area (TEA) III.  See the notices below for TEA III:

DECLARATION OF ELECTION BY VOTING FOR TEA III - (Dawson Creek)

NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING FOR TEA III - (Dawson Creek)

The following candidates are declared for the 2022 General School Trustee Election:

Electoral Area I (Chetwynd & Rural Area):

Crystal Hillton

Sherry Mounsey

Electoral Area II (Tumbler Ridge):

Roxanne Gulick

Electoral Area III (Dawson Creek)

Candidate list is posted by the City of Dawson Creek.

Electoral Area IV (Rural Area Surrounding Dawson Creek):

Chad Anderson

Travis Jones

New for 2022 Elections:

  • New residents no longer need to be living in the electoral area for at least 30 days to be eligible to vote.    
  • Announcement regarding the changes to the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA) for the 2022 General Election.

More information about school trustees is available on the BC School Trustee Association website: https://bcsta.org/resources-and-services/trustee-elections/

BCSTA Video: BC School Trustees-Putting Students First (Hear from school trustees from throughout the province about their experience as local leaders on boards of education in advance of the upcoming elections in October)

Notices:

Notice of Nomination

Key Election Dates:

Nomination packages available – August 2, 2022
Nomination period – August 30, 2022-Sept 9, 2022
Last day to withdraw without Ministry approval – September 16, 2022
Declaration of election by voting or acclamation – September 19, 2022
Required advance voting day – October 5, 2022
2nd advance voting day – October 12, 2022
General voting day – October 15, 2022 (preliminary results evening of election)
Official election results – October 19, 2022
First day available to take oath – acclamation – October 16, 2022; elected by voting – October 25, 2022
New term begins – November 7, 2022

Useful Links:

School Trustee Candidate Guide

Candidates Guide to Local Elections

Elections BC 2022 Local Election

Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in BC

Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA)

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