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Area E by-election scheduled for mid-April

Eligible voters in Electoral Area E will cast their ballots for a new Electoral Area E Director in a by-election on April 16, 2011.

“Potential candidates interested in running for the position of Electoral Area E Director will be able to submit their nomination forms in early March,” explains Chief Election Officer, Lee-Ann Crane.

The nomination period officially runs from 9 am on March 1 to 4 pm on March 11, 2011. In order for potential candidates to be qualified to be nominated, elected or hold office, they must be 18 years of age or older, a Canadian citizen, resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the nomination papers are filed and not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election, being elected or holding office.

“We will have all the information regarding the by-election, qualifications for office and elector qualifications available on our website at www.rdek.bc.ca and at the RDEK office in Cranbrook,” adds Crane. “I encourage anyone interested in running or wondering whether they are eligible to vote in the by-election to give the office a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.”

Advance elector registrations for those who are not yet on the voter’s list will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Anyone not on the list of electors, but eligible to vote in the by-election, can also register on voting days.

The by-election is required under the Local Government Act following the sudden passing of Area E Director Norm Walter in early December. Voting locations will be published in the local media and posted on the website in March.

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