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Nomination packages available for November's civic elections

For anyone with local political leadership aspirations, nomination packages are available at Saanich municipal hall.

Candidates for the Nov. 19 municipal election can retrieve their papers during normal business hours from legislative services at 770 Vernon Ave.

Saanich requires the signatures from 10 nominators supporting the nomination. Nominators must be registered electors of Saanich.

For those wishing to join the school board as a trustee, nomination forms are available at the Greater Victoria School District office, 556 Boleskine Rd., or by calling 250-472-0059.

For the Saanich School District, nomination forms can be picked up at 2125 Keating X Rd. in Central Saanich.

Candidates for any of these positions have a 10-day window to file their nomination papers and officially declare their candidacy, between Oct. 4 and Oct. 14.

Qualifications to hold office as a member of local government include: 18 years of age or older on voting day; a Canadian citizen; a resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

– with files from Kyle Slavin

rholmen@vicnews.com

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