Byelection called for SLRD's Area A

Voting will be Feb. 15

After Electoral Area A Director John Courchesne stepped down in September, the vote to decide who will fill his position has been set.

Electoral Area A, also known as Upper Bridge River Valley, is the most northwestern area of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.

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The general voting day for the byelection will be on Feb. 15, 2020. Advanced voting will be on Feb. 5 and 10. All locations for voting have yet to be announced. Mail-in ballots will be available for eligible voters starting Jan. 29 until Feb. 13.

Candidate nomination packaged can be sent to the Chief Election Officer from Dec. 31 to Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. The new director would fill the remainder of the position, until 2022. Since Courchesne left the position, the alternate director, Steven Oakley has temporarily taken on his duties.

To be an eligible candidate, the nominees don't need to live or own property in Electoral Area A, but need to have lived in B.C. for at least six months before their nomination papers are submitted, must be a Canadian citizen, and be 18 or older by Feb. 15, 2020.

Find more information about the byelection at www.slrd.bc.ca/byelection.

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