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

Ministry of Education School Trustee Election Procedures

School District 79 (Cowichan Valley) Trustee Election Bylaw No. 1-2018

Information from the 2018 School Trustee Elections

Notice of Election by Voting 2018

The 2018 School Trustee Election will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  For a list of voting places, as well as Advance Voting information, please click on the link below.

Notice of Election by Voting

Nomination Period – Declaration of Candidates

The nomination period for local election officials to receive nominations closed at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.  The Declaration of Candidates prepared by the Chief Election Officer is below:

2018 School Trustee Election Declaration of Candidates

2018 Election Results

Declaration of Election Results

Official Election Results