NOTICE OF NOMINATION FOR THE 2020 COUNCIL ELECTION
The nomination process for the election begins on June 29th
and concludes at 4:00 pm on July 29th.
This election will be to choose one person for Chief and two people for Councillor. The terms of office for Chief Russell Myers Ross and Councillors Rosalie Montgomery and Earl Quilt end this year. The terms of office for Councillors Ralph Myers and Gabriel Pukacz end in 2022. The election date has been set for Wednesday, September 9th to be held at the Yunesit’in Health Centre from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Any Band member 18 years of age or older may nominate candidates by filling out the nomination form. A member may nominate not more than 1 candidate for Chief and 2 candidates for Councillor. Voting members who live in the community can pick up the nomination forms at the office. Those who live outside the community, who have provided a recent address, will receive the forms by mail.
A nomination requires 5 nominators and the acceptance of the nominee. Failure to comply with all the rules and regulations, will void the nomination.
The nomination forms, along with a non-refundable fee of $200. made payable to the Yunesit’in Government in the form of a certified cheque or money order, must be received at the Band office or at PO Box 158, Hanceville, BC V0L 1K0 no later than Wednesday, July 29th at 4:00 pm.
All candidates must be a member of the Yunesit’in Government; be at least 18 years old; pay the $200. fee when the nomination forms are submitted; and follow the rules in the Yunesit’in custom election code.
The list of all candidates nominated will be posted at the office on July 31st and a copy of the election code and list of voters will be available there.
Please be advised that any elector may vote by mail-in ballot.
ANY QUESTIONS? Just contact the Electoral Officer, Blair MacKenzie in Victoria at 250-480-1433 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rhoda Petal at the office 250-394-4041. Website: www.yunesitin.ca
If you wish to have your name and address released to any candidate at this election for the purpose of receiving campaign literature, please inform Rhoda at the office.