2022 School Trustee Elections

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

Declaration of Elections by Voting

Declaration of Elections by Acclamation

Notice of Elections by Voting NOTE: Updated September 27, 2022

Chief Election Officer
Johan Glaudemans, Secretary-Treasurer

School Trustee Candidates

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
Election Resources

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: 

Other Resources

Voter Registration

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.  

Register to vote

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. 

Key Dates

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