Voters in Prince George and Mackenzie trustee electoral areas will case their ballots in the School District 57 byelection on Saturday.
Candidates Andrew Burton, Shannon Freeman, Milton Mahoney, Audrey McKinnon and Brian Trotter are vying to fill the vacant seat on the district board of education in Prince George. In Mackenzie, David Szucsko and Rachael Weber are seeking election to the board.
Profiles of each candidate (except Szucsko, who could not be reached) are available online by clicking on their name, or on pages four and five of the Jan. 13 edition of the Citizen.
Voting runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Follow the Citizen online for election results this weekend, as they become available.
In Prince George, voters can cast their ballot at Glenview Elementary School (7310 Cluff Rd.), Heritage Elementary School (257 Anderson St.), Malspina Elementary School (7900 Malaspina Blvd.), Pineview Elementary School (8515 Old Cariboo Hwy) or Van Bien Training Centre (311 Wilson Cres.)
The Prince George trustee electoral area includes rural voters north past Bear Lake, south to Hixon, west to Isle Pierre and east to Penny (see map, above).
In Mackenzie, the polling station will be located at the District of Mackenzie office, located at 1 Mackenzie Blvd.
The Mackenzie trustee electoral area includes the town of Mackenzie and surrounding rural areas.
To be eligible to vote in the byelection, you must be 18 years old on Saturday, a Canadian citizen, a resident of B.C. for at least six months and a resident or property owner in the area for at least 30 days prior to Saturday.
Voters will be required to produce two pieces of ID, proving their identity and residency. Valid ID types include a driver’s licence, BCID card, BC Services card, B.C. CareCard, ICBC vehicle insurance and licence, Social Insurance Card, citizenship card, property tax notice, credit card, debit card, utility bill or Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8.