Trustee Elections


Do you have a passion for education and a desire to help govern a public school district? Have you always thought of running in municipal politics? If so, you might want to consider running for election as a School Trustee Candidate!

What does a School Trustee do?

School trustees are the members of the school district’s Board of Education. They are locally-elected representatives of the public and they are the community’s advocates for public education in their local school district. They are required to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that assists the board in fulfilling its duties under the School Act.

A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement and well-being, and to participate in making decisions that benefit the entire district while representing the interests of their community.

The BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) has put together a great guide for anyone interested in running (or running again) for trustee. Please take some time to download the information and explore their website.

You can also find more information on the general election timelines on the Elections BC website.

Here are some helpful links:

BCSTA Guide for School Trustee Candidates

BCSTA Election Resources Link

BCSTA Elections Video

Ministry of Education School Trustee Election Procedures

Trustee Election Bylaw 22-04

Information for the 2022 School Trustee Elections

Notice of Election by Voting 2022

The 2022 School Trustee Election will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Nomination Period – Declaration of Candidates

The nomination period for local election officials to receive nominations closes at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022.