Local elections are once again upon us and the Notice of Nominations for Directors of the Central Coast Regional District (five positions) and School District #49 (five positions) are now open.
There are five electoral areas in the CCRD ®C Area A (Ocean Falls, Denny Island, Oweekeno), Area B (Bella Bella), Area C (Tweedsmuir West to Augsburg Church), Area D (Augsburg Church west to Tatsquan and including Townsite reserve) and Area E (Bella Coola Townsite excluding reserve).
School District #49 has two zones, the West Zone (Electoral Areas A and B), and the East Zone (Electoral Areas C, D, and E) encompassing five positions.
The Nominations documents are available at the Central Coast Regional District Office at 626 Cliff Street until 4:00pm Friday, October 10. Nominations may also be submitted by email, fax, or mail but the original documents must be received by 4:00pm Friday, October 17. Nomination documents are also available online at www.ccrd-bc.ca.
Directors will be elected for a four-year term. Applicants must be nominated by two eligible electors who are residing in the area in which they will run. A nominator must be eligible to vote in the local government jurisdiction as a resident elector or as a non-resident property elector.
To be eligible you must be a Canadian Citizen, 18 years old as of voting day, have been a resident of British Columbia for six months prior to filing nomination documents; and, not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. Interestingly, you do not need to reside in the area in which you wish to run.