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Who is Eligible?

Who is Eligible?

In order to be eligible to run for a School Board Trustee, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • have lived in Alberta for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and you live within the boundaries of the jurisdiction in which you wish to run.

In public school jurisdictions, you must:

  • be eligible to vote in the election;
  • have lived in the local jurisdiction and the ward, if any, for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day*
* Regardless of this requirement, a candidate for trustee of a board of a school district that is wholly or partly within the boundaries of a city is not required to be a resident of the ward but must be a resident of the school district.

You are not eligible to run if, on nomination day, you:

  • are an employee of any school district, school division, charter school or private school as of nomination day – unless you take an unpaid leave of absence to run before the last working day prior to nomination day;
  • are an auditor of the jurisdiction in which you want to be a candidate;
  • do not meet the residency requirement for the jurisdiction in which you want to run;
  • are otherwise ineligible or disqualified as outlined under section 22 of the Local Authorities Election Act.
See sections 22, 23 and 24 of the Local Authorities Election Act for more details.