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2024 School council general elections

The 2024 school council general elections for the seventeen (17) Yukon education schools will run from April 15 to May 6, 2024.

Updates

Find the list of confirmed candidates for the 2024 school council elections. This list will be updated as nominations are approved. Nominations will be accepted until noon on Thursday, April 25.
Nomination forms are available for download.

Important dates

  • Candidate nominations
    • Open: Monday, April 15 (now open)
    • Close: Thursday, April 25 at 12 noon
  • Voting:
    • Early voting: Saturday, May 4
    • Polling day: Monday, May 6
  • Results:
    • Unofficial results: Monday, May 6
    • Official results: Tuesday, May 7

Who can vote or be a candidate in a school council election

You can vote or be a candidate in a school council election if you are a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years old, and you:

  • are the parent/guardian of a student who attends the school
    AND/OR
  • have lived in the school's attendance area for at least three (3) months.

You may be able to vote or be a candidate in more than one school council election.

If you are not sure which school attendance area you live in, check the attendance area maps or contact the Department of Education's school council liaison.

Voting or being a candidate in a Catholic school council election

You can vote or be a candidate in a Catholic school council election if you are a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years old, and you:

  • are the parent/guardian of a student who attends the school
    AND/OR
  • have lived in the school's attendance area for at least three (3) months and are a registered parishioner at Sacred Heart Cathedral parish or Our Lady of Victory parish.

If you do not live in the attendance area or are a Catholic who is not a registered parishioner, you may still be able to vote or be a candidate in a Catholic school council election. Contact the Catholic Diocese of Whitehorse (867-667-2052 / contact@rcdw.ca) to discuss additional eligibility options.

 

How to be a candidate in a school council election

Candidate nominations for the 2024 school council elections are now open.
Returning officers will accept nomination papers until noon on Thursday, April 25.

To be a candidate in a school council election, fill out a nomination form, including getting three (3) other eligible electors to nominate you.

Nomination packages are available for download:


Candidates are encouraged to review the candidate guide for school council elections.
 

Hard copies of nomination forms can also be picked up from:

Submitting your nomination form

You can submit your completed nomination form between April 15 and 12 noon on April 25, 2024.

Completed nomination papers must be given to the returning officer appointed for the school you are a candidate for. 

 

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Candidates in the school council election

Candidate names are posted as their nominations are approved. Candidate photos and biographies will be added as submitted.

Nominations will be accepted by school council returning officers until noon on Thursday, April 25.

 

When to vote in school council elections

Where a vote is needed, you can vote in-person at your school on:

  • Saturday, May 4 from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Monday, May 6 from 3 to 8 pm

You can also vote by:

  • making an appointment with the returning officer for your school, or
  • emailing an application to Elections Yukon to have a ballot mailed to you.
    If you are applying to have a ballot mailed to you, be sure to include a photocopy, scan, or picture of your identification with your application.

Applications to vote by mail or by appointment are available for download:

If you have questions about voting by mail, review the voting by mail in Yukon elections page

 

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Learn about what a school council does

If you have questions about what members of a school council do:

Questions about the school council election

If you have questions about the school council election:

 

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