General local government elections in British Columbia are held every four years, including school district trustee elections. In School District 8 (Kootenay Lake), a total of nine school trustees represent eight trustee electoral areas and serve on the SD8 Board of Education.
The next general local election will take place on October 15, 2022.
Find out where and when to vote NOTE: Updated September 27, 2022
Declarations and Notices
Notice of Elections by Voting NOTE: Updated September 27, 2022
Chief Election Officer
Johan Glaudemans, Secretary-Treasurer
Trustee Electoral Area
|Number of School Trustee Positions Available||School Trustee Candidate|
|1. City of Nelson / Bealby Point||Two school trustee positions available|
|2. Salmo, Taghum and Blewett||One school trustee elected by acclamation|
|3. Slocan Valley / Bonnington||One school trustee position available|
|4. Crawford Bay, East Shore and North Shore||One school trustee position available|
|5. South Rural Zone||Two school trustee positions available|
|6. Town of Creston||One school trustee position available|
|7. Village of Kaslo and North Rural Zone||One school trustee position available|
School Trustee Elections
Find out where and when to vote NOTE: updated September 27, 2022
School trustee elections are carried out in partnership with local government municipalities and the Regional District of Central Kootenay in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) and occur on October 15, 2022. When you go to your polling station to cast your vote for mayoral, city council or regional district director candidates, you can also cast your vote for your preferred school trustee candidate(s).
Below are links to the elections pages of our local government partners in the 2022 General Local Elections:
- City of Nelson 2022 General Local Elections - School Trustee Election Trustee Electoral Area (TEA) 1: City of Nelson/Bealby Point school trustee elections
Village of Slocan 2022 General Local Elections - TEA 3: Slocan Valley/Bonnington
- Town of Creston 2022 General Local Elections - TEA 6: Town of Creston school trustee elections
- Village of Kalso 2022 General Local Elections - TEA 7: Village of Kaslo and North Rural Zone
- Regional District of Central Kootenay 2022 General Local Elections - TEA 2: Slocan Valley/Bonnington; TEA 4: Crawford Bay, East Shore and North Shore; TEA 5: South Rural Zone; TEA 7: Village of Kaslo and North Rural Zone
- 2022 BCSTA Guide for School Trustee Candidates
- BCSTA Resources and Services: Trustee Elections
- Running for Local Office - information from the Government of B.C.
- School Trustee Election Procedures
- Elections BC
- 2022 General Local Elections
Civic Info BC (publication of election results and other election data)
Register to Vote
You can find out where you are registered to vote, if you are registered to vote, and register to vote through Elections BC.
Elector Registration at Voting Place
If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications:
- 18 years of age or older on general voting day
- Canadian citizen
- Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration
Resident of OR registered owner of real property in the applicable Trustee Electoral Area for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration
Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law
To register, resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification(at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.
To register, non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification(at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the other property owners.
Full list of key dates NOTE: updated September 27, 2022
- Election Period begins: January 1, 2022
- Nomination Period: August 30, 2022 - September 9, 2022
- Deadline for receiving Originals of Emailed or Faxed Nomination Documents: September 16th, 2022
- Campaign Period: September 17, 2022 - October 15th, 2022
- General Voting Day: October 15, 2022