BYLAW 4-14 Trustee Election

BY-LAW NO. 4/14

TRUSTEES ELECTION BYLAW

A  By-Law to provide for the determination of various procedures for the conduct of trustee elections.

 Under the School Act, the Board of Education may, by By-Law, determine various procedures and requirements to be applied in the conduct of trustee elections.

In School District No. 60 (Peace River North), Trustee elections are held in the following Trustee electoral areas:

Trustee Electoral Area

Number of Trustees

Zone 1

One (1)

Zone 2

One (1)

Zone 3

One (1)

Zone 4

One (1)

Zone 5

Three (3)

Trustee elections, which are the responsibility of the Board of Education, may be conducted by the Board of Education directly or by a local government under an agreement with the Board of Education in accordance with the School Act.

The Board of Education wishes to establish various procedures and requirements under the authority of the School Act for Trustee elections.

The Board of Education, in an open meeting of the Board, enacts as follows:

1.  Definitions

The terms used shall have the meaning assigned by the School Act and Local

Government Act, except as the context indicates otherwise.

“Election” means a  trustee election

 

“Board” or “School Board” or “Board of Education” means the Board of Education of School District No. 60 (Peace River North).

 

“General Voting Day” means the date on which general voting for a trustee election is to take place, whether part of the general school elections or a by-election.

“Minister” means the Minister of Education

2.   Application

This By-Law applies to the trustee elections that are the responsibility of the Board of Education

3.  Order of Names on the Ballot

The order of names of candidates on the ballot will be in alphabetical   order.

4.  Resolution of Tie Votes after Judicial Recount

In the event of a tie vote after a judicial recount, the vote will be resolved by lot in accordance with the Local Government Act

5.  Voting Day Registration Only

(a)        As authorized under the School Act and the Local Government Act, at each election, electors who wish to vote must register at the time of voting.

(b)        Registration as an elector under paragraph (a) is effective only for the election for which the voting is being conducted at that time.

6.  Required Advance Voting Opportunities

a.         Unless the Board is exempted from the requirement by Order of the Minister of Education, an advance voting opportunity will be held on the tenth day before general voting day.

b.         Unless the Board is exempted from the requirement for a second advance voting opportunity by Order of the Minister of Education, or unless 6(c) applies, a second advance voting opportunity will be held:

on the 4th day before general voting day if the Board of Education is conducting the election; or,

on the date specified in the bylaws of the City of Fort St. John if the City of Fort St. John is conducting the election

c.         In Trustee Electoral Area # 1-4, the required advance voting opportunity will be held on the tenth day before general voting day and no other advance voting opportunity will be held, except any that are established by the chief election officer.

7.  Additional General Voting Opportunities

The Board of Education authorizes the chief election officer (CEO) to establish additional general voting opportunities for each election and to designate the voting places and voting   hours, within the limits set out in the Local Government Act, for such voting opportunities.

8.  Special Voting   Opportunities

(a)        As authorized by the Local Government Act and the School Act, the Board of Education authorizes the chief election officer to establish a special voting opportunity for each election and to designate the location, the date and the voting hours, within the limits set out in the Local Government Act, for the special voting opportunity

9. Number of Scrutineers at Voting Places

The maximum number of scrutineers for each candidate that may attend at an electionis as authorized under the Local Government Act.

10.  This bylaw may be cited as “School District No. 60 (Peace River North) Trustees Elections  By-Law  No. 4/14″

Read a first time the 20th day of NOVEMBER, 2013

Read a second time the 20th day of NOVEMBER 2013.

Read a third time, passed and adopted the 20th day of NOVEMBER 2013

 

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