2021 School Trustee By-Election

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A by-election was held  to fill a vacancy for one school trustee on the Central Okanagan Board of Education for the remainder of the 2018-2022 term. General voting day was Saturday June 26, 2021.


Election Candidates

Board of Education

The Central Okanagan Board of Education is made up of seven elected school trustees. This by-election will fill a vacancy for one of those positions. 

More information about the Board and the School District is available on their website

Resources for candidates


Key election dates for candidates

  • Campaign financing disclosure statement filing deadline: Friday, September 24, 2021 (late deadline Monday October 25, 2021 with $500 penalty)

Campaign financing guidelines

Elections BC is a key partner in general local elections for candidates, elector organizations and third-party advertisers, and will provide you with detailed information regarding:

  • campaign financing,
  • election advertising, and
  • compliance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

Review the Guide to local elections campaign financing in BC for candidates and their financial agents document online. 

If you have financing or election advertising questions, contact Elections BC directly at 1-800-661-8683 or at electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca.  Staff at Elections BC are knowledgeable, available and committed to providing excellect service to all election participants.

Campaign expense limits

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act the following expense limits apply to City of Kelowna candidates during the campaign period, May 29, 2021 to June 26, 2021: School Trustee - $40, 825.04

Voter information

Registration of all electors for this election takes place at the time of voting.

You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day (June 26, 2021); and
  • Canadian citizen; and
  • Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration; and
  • Resident of OR non-resident but a registered owner of real property in the City of Kelowna for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration; and
  • Not disqualified under the School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, as well as proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property (title certificate) and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent to register from the majority of the property owners.





COVID-19 safety measures

We are committed to delivering a safe and physically distanced by-election during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following Public Health, Elections BC and WorkSafeBC directives, the City’s COVID-19 safety plan for each voting place ensures the by-election will be safe for voters, candidates and election staff.

Everyone entering a voting place will be required to wear a mask. Alternatives, including mail ballot voting, are available for those who are exempt from wearing a mask. 

All voting places will have protective measures in place including:

  • physical distancing
  • capacity limits
  • requirements to wear a mask
  • barriers and personal protective equipment
  • hand sanitizing stations 
  • clear signage
  • frequent cleaning of voting stations and high-touch surfaces
  • health checks and screening