Nomination Package Available - July 27, 2018
Those interested in running as a candidate in the 2018 General Local Election will be able to pick up nomination packages for Mayor, Councillor and Elector Organizations starting Friday, July 27, 2018.
Summary of qualifications for the office of Mayor and Councillor.
Prospective candidates must be nominated by at least two eligible electors from the District of Highlands. Further information regarding the election of School Trustee (School District No. 61 & 62) is available from the Ministry of Education.
Nomination Packages for Mayor and Councillor will be available for pick up until 4:00 pm on September 14, 2018, from the District Office located at 1980 Millstream Road.
Those picking up packages will be required to provide their names however, their names will not be publicly released. The nomination package contains all the information an interested person needs to know in order to become a candidate to run in the election, including rules regarding election signage, required number of nominators, and other applicable resource material. There is no fee to pick up a nomination package
Deadline to submit nomination documents to the Chief Election Officer at the District Office is 4:00pm, Friday, September 14, 2018.
ALL Candidates Meeting (for offices of Mayor and Councillor)
The Highlands District Community Association along with the West Shore Chamber of Commerce will be hosting two All Candidates Meeting. The first one will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 7:30 pm, at the East Fire Hall, the second one will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 7.30 pm at the Highlands Community Hall.
Individuals considering running in local elections now have access to resources (educational videos, brochures, etc.) that provide information about the general expectations and the roles and responsibilities of elected officials. These new resources will help people to make informed decisions about running for government office.