Federal election campaign now underway will chart our course to October 21st.
However, an election a little closer to home should garner some notice as well, with November 19th the date when members of the Lax Kw'alaams Band will make the votes count towards electing a Mayor and council for the community North of Tuck Inlet.
Towards the campaign ahead the Nomination period for those considering seeking office will take place from September 27 to October 4th.
Eligible electors at least 18 years of age may nominate other eligible electors as candidates for the purpose of electing one (1) Mayor and twelve (12) councillors and five (5) Trustees on November 19, 2019 for their next ensuing term.
Towards the nomination process, Lax Kw'alaams officials make note of the following:
You may only submit nomination papers for one of the offices of the Mayor, and one on-reserve Councillor or off-reserve councillor and up to 5 Trustees.
A nomination must be endorsed by other eligible electors – use forms and instructions provided – contact the Electoral Officer if you have questions or need clarification.
The candidate must declare they meet the eligibility requirements, and that they consent to being nominated as a candidate.
A $100 non-refundable fee must be received payable to the Lax Kw’alaams Band.
Forms/Fees or other nomination materials received after 5:00pm on October 4, 2019 will not be accepted.
All nomination documents must be sent directly to the Electoral Officer. It is the submitting party’s responsible to ensure and confirm that all documents have been received by the Electoral Officer.
You can find out more about the nomination process and access the forms required from this link
For more notes of interest from Lax Kw'alaams see our archive page here.