Regional Government

RDKB By-election for Position of Director, Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks

New Area D/Rural Grand Forks Director Acclaimed Pending Challenges

The nomination period for the February 13, 2021 by-election for Director of Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks began at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 and expired at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021. The only nomination received was for Danna O’Donnell who is therefore acclaimed as Director for Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks pending applications before the expiration of the challenge of nomination period on January 18, 2021.  

Challenging a Nomination

Nomination documents are available for public inspection in local government offices during regular office hours from the time they have been submitted until 30 days after the election results have been declared.

An eligible elector, another nominee for office or the local Chief Election Officer can challenge a prospective candidate’s nomination if they believe the nomination documents are incorrect or the person is not otherwise eligible to be nominated for office. Nomination challenges must be made through an application to the Provincial Court. The application must briefly set out the facts upon which the challenge is based and be supported by an affidavit signed by the challenger. 

More information:
Theresa Lenardon, Chief Elections Officer
T: 250.231.4559 or T/F: 1.800.355.7352

Oath of Office 

An Oath of Office for the new director to sit at the Board/Committee tables will take place Monday, January 18, 2021 when the challenge of nomination period expires.  Alternate Director Mike Tollis will continue to represent Area D/Rural Grand Forks until the challenge period ends and the new director takes their oath of office.

For more info on Local Government By-Elections, click here for the Government of BC site, and here for the Elections BC site.