2022 School Trustee Election

2022 School Trustee Election

General local elections in British Columbia are held every four years, including the elections for the offices of School District trustees. The next general local election will be held on October 15, 2022.

School trustees are elected members of a Board of Education, they represent the public and advocate for public education in their community. They are responsible for making major policy decisions governing all aspects of education within the school district as mandated in the School Act.

During the general local election, the School District No.22 (Vernon) Board of Education will be elected for a four-year term (2022-2026):

Trustee Electoral Area No. of Trustees
Municipality of the City of Vernon and Electoral Areas “B” and “C” Four (4)
Municipality of the District of Coldstream One (1)
Village of Lumby and Electoral Areas “D” & “E” Two (2)



BC Local Election Candidates 2022

Civic Info BC – Candidates for Vernon School District

Nomination Period

The nomination period for the 2022 Local Government Election will close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9th, 2022 and the Declaration of Candidates will be issued. 

Nomination Packages

Nomination packages for School Trustees are available for download here or are available for pickup at the School District No.22 office at 1401 – 15th Street, Vernon during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.

Completed nomination packages must be received by the Chief Election Officer or designate by 4:00 p.m. between Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and Friday, September 9, 2022 at the School District No.22 office located at 1401 – 15th Street, Vernon.

Qualifications for Office

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a School Trustee if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian Citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day (October 15, 2022);
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • Not disqualified under the School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or being nominated for, being elected to or holding office as a trustee, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Prospective Candidate Resources

Key Dates

  • Nomination Period: August 30, 2022 – September 9, 2022
  • Nomination Period Ends & Declaration of Candidates: September 9, 2022
  • Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline: September 16, 2022
  • General Voting Day: October 15, 2022
  • General Voting Day & End of Campaign Period: October 15, 2022