Nominations for municipal elections open next week

Potential school trustee candidates can begin filing their nomination papers next week.

Potential school trustee candidates can begin filing their nomination papers next week.And that evening, School District 71 senior staff is inviting anyone interested in running for school board to find out more information.The school district is hosting a trustee candidate information meeting for prospective candidates Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the school board office at 607 Cumberland Rd. in Courtenay.During the meeting, superintendent Sherry Elwood and acting secretary-treasurer Ron Amos will provide information and answer questions.The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has been contracted to conduct elections for the school trustee for Areas A, B and C once again, while the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland will conduct elections for their respective trustees.Election information — with contact information — is now available on the School District 71 website at www.sd71.bc.ca.Nomination packages can be picked up from election offices, and nomination papers can be filed from Oct. 4 until Oct. 14 at 4 p.m.The names of candidates will be published Oct. 20, and on Oct. 24, the chief election officer must declare the candidates elected by acclamation or announce that an election by voting will be held.The general election will be held Nov. 19, and the elected school trustees will take office Dec. 5.

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