Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Municipal and School Board Elections 2014 - October 22, 2014

The next general municipal and school board election is Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

General municipal elections are held every four years on the fourth Wednesday in October. This includes elections for mayors / reeves and councillors. Elections for school trustees take place the same day.

Municipal elections are very important and all eligible voters are encouraged to become informed and vote. For more information about municipal elections in Manitoba please visit this page.

Most of the media attention surrounds the election for Winnipeg's new mayor. School Board Trustees also get elected on October 22, 2014.

Visit this page to learn more about the Trustee Elections http://www.mbschoolboards.ca/elections2014.php

School trustees are a very important part of our school division, they set policy and the direction for our school division and directly children's involvement in school. St. James-Assiniboia has always had strong school boards that has made sure our schools have had the chance to become leaders in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Here is a short video about the importance of school trustees and what their responsibilities are:

At the bottom of this page you will find

Casting Your Vote

We know that as a voter you want to make an informed decision, and to do that, you need information. As a start, you may want to check out some of the downloads and video links we’ve provided (right), to gain a better understanding about what it is school boards and trustees actually do. We’ve also prepared two documents to help you assess candidates vying for your vote: 10 Characteristics of Effective Board Members, and Questions for School Board Candidates. And, once the nomination period ends (September 16), we will be posting information about all nominees to this site.

To find the trustees that are running where you live please visit:  http://school.manitobavotes.ca/default.aspx#.VD1SevldV8E.

If you live within the George Waters Middle School Catchment your area is King Edward/Deer Lodge in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division.

To find your Electoral Division please visit  http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/voting/Electoral_Division.

Watch the news and your mailbox to find our your voting location.

If you are eligible to vote please get informed and vote!

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