Municipal and School Board Elections Day is October 22, 2018! These elections include voting for local school board trustee.
Trustees play a key leadership role in public education and ensure their local school boards are accountable to parents, guardians and their local communities for student success and well-being.
Have you ever wondered why someone would run for school board trustee? OPSBA has put together a new video, in collaboration with students from the District School Board of Niagara's Sir Winston Churchill SS, asking trustees the question, "Why do you run for trustee?"
Watch it below! (Click on the headline to view it fullsize on YouTube)
Community engagement in the political process is one way citizens can help shape the collective future of their community. That is why it is important that citizens -- including parents, guardians and all constituents reflecting the diversity of Ontario -- get involved in the upcoming election by learning more about their local school board trustee candidates and voting on October 22.
A centralized School Board Elections website has been created for community members to learn more about the role of trustee and who their local school board trustee candidates are. The website is available in both official languages at:
Making A Difference For Kids: Running for Election as a School Board Trustee
Your Guide to Hosting a School Board Trustee All Candidates Meeting
Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal and school board elections?
If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address.
Updating this information will help to ensure that Voters' Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October.
Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1-866-296-6722. Have your say. Log on today.