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Election 2018 Primer

October 2, 2018

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The kids are back in school, the leaves are falling, and election signs are popping up everywhere. The Winnipeg Civic Election is upon us, and that means the LRSD community has a chance to get informed about who is running to represent them as School Trustee and where and when to cast a ballot.

 

When is the Election?


The Winnipeg Civic Election is on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018. Candidates are running for the following positions: Mayor, City Councillor, and School Trustee.

Where Do I Vote on Election Day?


Type your address into the form provided by the City of Winnipeg on their website here to determine your Election Day voting location (and your nearest Advance Voting locations).

Can I Vote in Advance?


Yes. Advance voting is taking place at various locations throughout the city and is open to all voters.

Within LRSD boundaries, the following advance voting locations and dates may be of interest to community members (please note that advance location details may be subject to change. Please check the City of Winnipeg website to confirm details before you vote):

St. Vital Centre (Centre Court) – 1225 St. Mary's Road
Friday, October 12, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 13, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 14, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Southdale Recreation Centre – 254 Lakewood Boulevard
October 16 – 18, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Norberry – Glenlee Community Centre – 26 Molgat Avenue
October 16 – 18, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For a complete list of Advance Voting locations and times, check out the City of Winnipeg website, under Advance Voting.

What are School Trustees?


School Trustees are elected officials who govern Manitoba's public schools. They serve young Manitobans and the community they represent by helping to ensure that schools offer the programs and services that meet the needs of their specific community. They do this by reviewing and setting goals and policies at regular, public School Board meetings throughout the year, and by sitting on various committees to consider specific aspects of School Board business. The Public Schools Act dictates the duties and powers of School Board Members.

Who is Running for School Trustee in LRSD?


Visit the City of Winnipeg website here to see the list of nominated candidates for School Trustee in LRSD. Click on candidate names to find out more information about each candidate. There are nine Trustee positions to be elected across four divisional wards.

What is a Ward and Which Ward Do I Belong To?


The Louis Riel School Division is divided into four numbered wards. Each ward is represented by two or three Trustees that make up the nine-person LRSD School Board. Trustees are elected for four-year terms. Trustee elections are held in concert with the Winnipeg Civic Election. The City of Winnipeg manages the election process on behalf of metro school divisions.

To locate your ward and the candidates for School Trustee running in your ward, type in your address on the City of Winnipeg website here and it will not only populate where to vote, but who is running in your area for School Trustee. Click on the link above the candidate names to quickly locate bio information.

For a detailed map of your ward, check out the maps on the City of Winnipeg's website here.
 

How Do I Know That I Can Vote for School Trustees?


According to the City of Winnipeg website, to be eligible to vote for School Trustees, you must be:
  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day (October 24th, 2018); and
  • An actual resident of the School Division for a period of at least six months (since April 24, 2018); and
  • An actual resident in the School Division ward on Election Day (October 24, 2018).
Please check the City of Winnipeg website on Voter Eligibility for further details.

 

What Identification Should I Bring When I Vote?


Visit the City of Winnipeg website here for identification requirements.

I Still Have Questions.


For information on election processes, contact the City of Winnipeg. For information on the LRSD School Board, visit LRSD's website. For general information about School Boards, visit the Manitoba School Boards Association.  

-posted on October 2, 2018 by Michelle Lancaster, Communications Coordinator.

 
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