*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — March 13, 2023 — A by-election for the seat of School Board Trustee for Halton District School Board (HDSB) – Burlington, Wards 1 & 2 has been called and will take place between May 15 and 29. Eligible voters in Wards 1 & 2 will have three voting options for the by-election:
- online, using Internet voting, from May 15 to May 19
- in person at advance polls on Wednesday, May 24
- in person on election day, Monday, May 29
To be eligible to vote in the 2023 HDSB Trustee by-election, individuals must be:
- 18 years of age or older
- A Canadian citizen
- Resident of Burlington (own or rent) in Ward 1 or Ward 2 (view Ward map)
- Non-resident, but you or your spouse own or rent residential property in Ward 1 or Ward 2
- An English public school board supporter
- Not prohibited from voting under any law
Individuals who voted for a school board trustee from Halton Catholic District School Board or either French school board during the 2022 Burlington Municipal Election in October 2022 are not eligible to vote in the by-election.
Candidate nominations open until April 14
To run as a candidate in the 2023 HDSB School Trustee by-election, Wards 1 & 2, interested individuals must file their nomination papers by 2 p.m. on April 14, 2023 at the Office of the City Clerk, at City Hall, located at 426 Brant St. Nominations can be filed during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by appointment only. Please call 905-335-7777, ext. 7805 or email email@example.com to arrange a time.
The forms required to file a nomination are available in the Office of the City Clerk on the main floor of City Hall at 426 Brant St. and on myvoteburlington.ca.
Information session for interested candidates
An information session for residents who are interested in running as a candidate in the by-election will take place virtually on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. Please call 905-335-7777, ext. 7805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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- The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 sets the rules for elections and by-elections, including who is eligible to vote. More information is available in the 2022 Voters’ Guide – Ontario municipal council and school board elections.
- In Ontario, property owners are required to support a school system in their municipality through their property taxes, even if they do not have children. Voters will not be able to re-direct their school support for the HDSB School Trustee by-election. Individuals who voted for a school board trustee from Halton Catholic District School Board or either French school board during the 2022 Burlington Municipal Election in October 2022 are not eligible to vote in the by-election.
Links and Resources:
- Visit myvoteburlington.ca for by-election news, updates and information.
- To receive the latest news and updates about the by-election, subscribe to the “News and Updates” at myvoteburlington.ca
- To see which Ward you live in, view the City of Burlington Ward map.