Voting in Brandon School Division By-Election

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Tomorrow (Wednesday, October 25) is Election Day. Residents of the Brandon School
Division will have an opportunity to vote for candidates running in the School Trustee By-election at various voting locations throughout Brandon and surrounding area.

The by-election was necessitated by the resignation of two board trustees earlier this year. Eight candidates have put their names forward to fill the vacant seat for the City Ward with the boundary set to be within the City of Brandon, and two candidates are running for the Rural Ward which includes portions of municipalities surrounding Brandon including Cornwallis, Whitehead, Elton, Oakland-Wawanesa and Riverdale. A map of the school division boundaries can be found at MAP_-_Brandon_SD_Boundaries.pdf.

Voting Places will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and are located at:

Monterey Estates Recreation Hall                       40 Mockingbird Drive, Brandon
McDiarmid Drive Alliance Church                        635 McDiarmid Drive, Brandon
Victoria Inn, Salon 2                                         3550 Victoria Avenue, Brandon
Brandon Shoppers Mall –                                   Unit 22 1570 – 18th Street, Brandon
Brandon School Division Administration Office     1031 – 6th Street, Brandon
East End Community Centre                              405 Park Street, Brandon
Alexander School                                              102 Argyle Street, Alexander
Ecole O’Kelly School                                          T-101 St. Barbara Avenue, Shilo
Brandon Hills Community Hall                            50159, Road 106W, RM of Cornwallis

To be eligible to vote in this election, a person must be 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen, and live the school division for a period of at least six months at the date of the election (since April 25, 2023). Voters may vote at the Voting Place which they find most convenient but must vote for the candidates in the ward in which they reside.

Identification will be required before being allowed to vote. A person will be required to produce one piece of government issued photo identification, eg. driver’s license or at least two other documents that provide proof of identity and residence.

“School Board trustee elections are an opportunity for Brandon School Division residents to participate in public education governance” notes Heather Ewasiuk, Senior Election Official. “The Board of Trustees’ primary responsibility is serving students, parents and school communities by advancing student achievement.”

Information on the candidates is available on the Brandon Votes website at www.brandonvotes.ca. The website will also carry live, up-to-the-minute results of the school trustee races following the close of polls on October 25th.