Trustee Elections

Trustee Elections 2018

Elections are conducted according to the rules and regulations set out in the Local Government Act which governs local government elections throughout British Columbia.

General local government elections in British Columbia are held every four years, including the elections for the offices of School District Trustees. The Board of Education of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) is comprised of 9 Trustees.

The next local government election will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 with general voting taking place between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Qualifications for Office:

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a School Trustee if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian Citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day Saturday, October 20, 2018;
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of nomination papers are filed; and
  • not disqualified under the School Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

PERIOD FOR RECEIVING NOMINATIONS– Nomination period begins on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Nomination Package: 

Click here for a school trustee nomination package (.doc or .pdf)

Nomination packages will also be available for pickup in person at the offices of School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria), 556 Boleskine Road, Victoria, BC,  beginning on August 13th 2018, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

For further information on the nomination process, please contact Joan Axford, Chief Election Officer (250) 415-2540 or Vicki Hanley, Deputy Chief Election Officer (250) 475-4106, or by email at


Trustee Information Presentation

Trustee Election Protocol Policy 8200
Trustee Election Protocol Regulation 8200
BCSTA_2018 Elections Bulletin #1
BCSTA_2018 Elections Bulletin #2
BCSTA_2018 Elections Bulletin #3
BCSTA_2018 Elections Bulletin #4
BCSTA 2018 Elections Bulletin #5

Related Links:

CivicInfo BC
Elections BC
BCSTA – Trustee Elections 2018
Ministry of Education – School Trustee Election Procedures
School Act


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