Thinking of running in the November municipal election?

Nomination packages for those interested in running for the positions of mayor or councillor, are now available

Nomination packages for those interested in running for council for the positions of mayor or councillor, are now available.  Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) packages for Area Director for Electoral Area “O”, or SD73 School Trustee can also now be picked up at the municipal office in the “the Ridge” at 4936 Barriere Town Road or online at www.barriere.ca.

“If anyone has any questions about running for office and what commitments are involved in possessing a seat as an elected official, call the District office to speak to an Election Officer in confidence at (250) 672-9751, or drop by,” says Chief Election Officer, Colleen Hannigan.

“Nomination packages include the documents required for nomination but also key information including important dates, educational information, council remuneration policy, Procedure Bylaw, and last year’s financial statements.”

A nomination deposit is not required in order to run for a position in Barriere, however, two qualified signatures must accompany the nomination form.

Nomination forms can be submitted beginning Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 9 a.m., and must be in to the Chief Election Officer by 4 p.m. on October 10, 2014.

The District has also posted voter eligibility requirements, key dates and other helpful information about the election on its website: www.barriere.ca for both candidates and voters.

Eligible voters go to the polls in the District of Barriere on General Voting Day, November 15, 2014, to elect a mayor and six councillors.

The election for a TNRD Area “O” Board Member and one School Trustee will run in conjunction with the location election here in Barriere.

The District of Barriere will also have two advanced voting opportunities (November 1 and 5 ) for those who will not be able to vote on General Voting Day.

Mail-in Ballots will also be available to those who cannot vote on any of the advanced voting days or General Voting Day, however, pre-registration for a mail-in ballot is required.