Yukon School Council Elections - Nominations Close This Week

    With only a few days to go until the close of nominations for members of school councils, nominations have been received in 8 of the 26 school attendance areas. To date, there have been 17 nominations for the 127 positions (13%).

    Elections Yukon is reminding people that the School Council Election Nominations will close on Thursday, September 24th, at noon.

    With only a few days to go until the close of nominations for members of school councils, nominations have been received in 8 of the 26 school attendance areas. To date, there have been 17 nominations for the 127 positions (13%).

    Nomination forms are available online at electionsyukon.ca, from the returning officer, and at the school. Elections Yukon can also be reached at schools@electionsyukon.ca. Nominations must be received by the returning officer by noon on Thursday, September 24th at noon.

    Key Dates this year include:

    Thursday September 24th at noon, at which time Nominations Close.

    To be a candidate, nomination papers of candidates must be submitted by 12:00 noon. If the number of candidates for the members of a school council do not exceed the number to be elected, the returning officer declares the persons nominated to be elected by acclamation. If a polling day is required, electors may apply for mail-in ballots once nominations are closed.

    And Monday, October 5th is Polling Day in attendance areas where voting is required.

    The polling place will be the school. Voting hours are between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Mail-in ballots must be received by the returning officer before the close of polls.

    Maxwell Harvey, Chief Electoral Officer said in a statement, “In the general election of 2018, only 68% of the school council positions were filled and half the schools did not have full councils. This school council election provides an opportunity for Yukoners to get involved in the education of youth. Elections Yukon is expecting a busy few days of nominations.”

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