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Election Information

NEXT ELECTION: THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2022

Please read the information below about voting, requesting a mail-in ballot, and becoming a candidate.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Loreen Suhr, Electoral Officer
(250) 613-5909
loreensuhr@telus.net

Kimberly Albinet
(250) 699-8747 ext. 25
elections@stellaten.ca

HOW TO VOTE

In Stellaquo

New Hall, 559 Meljaiya Ti – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Remember to bring at least one piece of government-issued identification, such as your Status Card or Driver’s License.

By Mail

Mail-in Ballots will no longer automatically be sent to each voter. If you wish to vote by mail, you must request a mail-in voting package by Thursday, July 7, 2022. Please fill out and return your mail-in ballot as early as possible. It must be received on or before 8:00 pm on July 28, 2022, to be valid.

Request for Mail-in Ballot Form PDF

Online

On Monday, June 13, 2022, the Electoral Officer will mail each Stellat’en voter a unique, one-time access code to vote through a secure online voting system. You will receive your access code sometime after June 13 (subject to Canada Post delivery times).

Once you receive your online voting access code, you have until 8:00 pm on July 28, 2022, to cast your ballot electronically.

Voter Info Brochure PDF

IMPORTANT DATES

DATE EVENT LOCATION
Thursday, May 26, 2022 Election Information Sessions New Hall, Stellaquo
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Governance Training *Hybrid* New Hall, Stellaquo, and online via Zoom
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 Governance Training *Hybrid* New Hall, Stellaquo, and online via Zoom
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Nomination Meeting New Hall, Stellaquo
Monday, June 13, 2022 Full list of Candidates posted in the Band office and on the Stellat’en website N/A
Monday, June 13, 2022 Online voting opens N/A
Thursday, July 7, 2022 Deadline to request a Mail-in Ballot N/A
Thursday, July 28, 2022 Election Voting Day New Hall, Stellaquo – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 Online, Mail-in, and In-person voting closes 8:00 p.m.

Important Dates Infographic

HOW TO BECOME A CANDIDATE

All Candidates for Stellat’en Chief & Council need to prepare a Nomination Package to be submitted to the Electoral Officer at or before the Nomination Meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Candidates will no longer be nominated and seconded by other members at the Nomination Meeting.

Candidate Declaration Form PDF

Candidate Information Poster PDF

The Electoral Officer will review each package to ensure completion. On Monday, June 13, the list of all Chief & Council Candidates will be publicly posted in the Band Office and here on the Stellat’en website.

Nomination Package Checklist

  1. Criminal Record Check
  2. Proof of completion of Stellat’en Governance Training
  3. Signatures of support from five (5) Stellat’en voters
  4. $100 Nomination Fee
Criminal Record Check

You can request a Criminal Record Check from any RCMP detachment or through a private online service. Candidates are advised to start this process as soon as possible. Processing fees may vary.

Online services include www.mycrc.ca and www.mybackcheck.com.

Governance Training

Complete Stellat’en Governance Training before June 8, 2022. Include a copy of Proof of Completion in your Nomination Package. Governance Training will be available in Stellaquo and via Zoom (June 1 and 7, 2022) and on the Stellat’en website.

Support Signatures

Collect signatures of support (endorsement) from five (5) Stellat’en voters. These can be collected as physical signatures on the Candidate Supporters Form or as electronic signatures through the online form.

Nomination Fee

The $100 Nomination Fee can be paid to the  Electoral Officer by cash, certified cheque, or e-transfer to loreensuhr@telus.net.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Loreen Suhr, Electoral Officer
(250) 613-5909
loreensuhr@telus.net

Kimberly Albinet
(250) 699-8747 ext. 25
elections@stellaten.ca

 

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