Board of Trustees
Running for Office
Foothills School Division promotes and encourages its interested citizens to run for the office of elected school board trustee. The Division is committed to providing an environment that will give all candidates fair access to the electorate.
Become a Trustee
The Local Authorities Election Act, states that a person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate in any election under this Act if on nomination day the person
(a) is eligible to vote
(b) has been a resident of the local jurisdiction for 6 consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and
(c) is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified
DISCLAIMER: It is the candidate’s responsibility to read and understand the legislation, or to seek appropriate legal or accounting advice from professionals as required. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that his or her campaign complies with all provincial laws.
Visit the Foothills School Division Ward Boundary Map.
Filing a Nomination Form
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The nomination period for the 2021 general election begins on January 1, 2021 and runs until 12:00 pm on nomination day, which is Monday, September 20, 2021.
Candidates who seek nomination for school board trustee must complete Form 4 – Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance. In addition, the candidate must also file Form 5 – Candidate Information.
Nominations must be signed by at least five electors. These electors must be residents of the school board on the date they signed the form, and they must be eligible to vote in the election. As Foothills School Division has a ward system, the electors signing the nomination form must also be residents of the ward for which the candidate is being nominated.
Candidates can file their nomination papers with the returning officer by visiting Foothills School Division office at 129 4th Avenue, Suite 300, High River Alberta T1V 1R3 during regular business hours. Although an appointment is not required, we encourage candidates to call 403-652-3001 and schedule an appointment time. We are pleased to coordinate for candidates who schedule in advance:
- Complimentary Commissioner of Oaths for Form 4 - Nomination Paper and Candidate's Acceptance.
- Complimentary headshot photo for use in campaign and election materials.
- Alberta Education School Board Elections Information
- Foothills School Division Trustee Handbook
- ASBA Becoming a Trustee Booklet (2017)
- Alberta School Board Association and 2021 Election Resources
- Education Act
- Local Authorities Election Act
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