Become a candidate

Candidates for School Trustee

The following is a summary of information and considerations that all potential candidates for School Trustee should be aware of before seeking election.


Persons eligible to be a candidate for School Trustee must meet all of the following criteria:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years old or older on Election Day, June 6, 2024;
  • a resident in the school division since December 6, 2023; and
  • not be disqualified by law.

Becoming a candidate for School Trustee involves only one process: the nomination process. (There is no registration process for candidates seeking election for School Trustee.)

Nomination process

Nomination papers

Candidates seeking election for School Trustee must submit nomination papers which provide evidence of support from eligible voters.

Nomination papers may be obtained  in person from the City Clerk’s Department, Main Floor, Susan A. Thompson, 510 Main Street, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Nomination papers are also available online (PDF, 836KB).

Nomination papers for the Office of School Trustee must have a minimum of 25 signatures of voters whose names appear on the Voters List for the school division ward in which they are seeking election. Names will be subject to verification on the voters list and candidates should obtain extra names to ensure that the minimum number of voter signatures is met. The names of voters signing a candidates nomination paper will be verified when the candidate files their nomination paper. 

Filing nomination papers

All nomination papers must be filed in-person with the Senior Election Official during the nomination period which begins on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Appointments are required and must be made in advance.  In-person appointments are available beginning Thursday, April 25, 2024 until Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Email to book an appointment.

All nomination papers will be available for public inspection. A list of nominated candidates will be available on this website.

The deadline to file nomination papers is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2024.


  • There is no legislatively defined campaign period for candidates seeking election for School Trustee.
  • Campaign contributions and expenses for candidates seeking election for School Trustee are not legislatively regulated and candidates are not required to file an audited financial statement.
  • The conduct of the campaign, including monies spent on campaigning, is at the discretion of the individual. Candidates are responsible for raising any funds required for the conduct of their campaign.
  • Contributions made to a candidate are not tax-deductible for the contributor.
  • Funds expended on the election of a candidate are not tax-deductible.

It is recommended that candidates read the following guides for detailed information:



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