Nomination packages are available for the Cariboo Regional District Area F byelection scheduled for March 30, 2019.
The byelection comes as Conrad Turcotte, who was elected to the Area F director seat in October, was unable to take his oath of office by the deadline due to health issues.
Area F covers 150 Mile House, Likely and Horsefly. Previous Area F director Joan Sorley continues to hold the position until the byelection.
Packages are available on the CRD website or in paper copy from the CRD office at 180 Second Avenue North.
The nomination period for candidates begins at 9 a.m. on Feb. 12 and closes at 4 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2019.
To be nominated, a person must meet the following criteria:
18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.
Advance polling will be available at the CRD’s Williams Lake office on March 20 and 25, 2019. General voting day will be March 30, 2019. Polling station locations will be announced closer to the date.
Previous Area F Director, Joan Sorley, continues to serve as Area F Director until the by-election.
Conrad Turcotte was elected in the 2018 local government election but was unable to take his oath of office by the deadline following the election.
The CRD Board of Directors appointed Alice Johnston and Lore Schick as Chief Election Officer and Deputy Chief Election Officer at their Jan. 18 Board Meeting.