Regional District Calls By-election for Electoral Area A

Nov 29, 2019
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General voting day for the by-election to take place on Saturday February 15, 2020

Pemberton, BC – The general voting day for the by-election to fill the Electoral Area A Director position on the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board will take place on Saturday February 15, 2020 (location to be determined).

The position was left vacant with the resignation of then-Director John Courchesne. Since that time, the position has been filled by Steven Oakley, who was previously the Alternate Director for Electoral Area A.

Candidate nomination packages will be received by the Chief Election Officer starting on Tuesday December 31, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. and ending on Friday January 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays and weekends).

Advance voting for the by-election will take place on February 5, 2020 and February 10, 2019 (locations to be determined) followed by the general voting day on Saturday February 15, 2020.   Mail ballot voting will also be available to those that are eligible.

The SLRD will post by-election information, including candidate nomination packages, voter eligibility, related documents and a schedule of key dates on its website: and Facebook page (@TheSLRD).

The SLRD is governed by a 10-member board of directors consisting of four electoral area directors and six municipal directors (one director from the District of Lillooet, one director from the Village of Pemberton, two directors from the Resort Municipality of Whistler and two directors from the District of Squamish.

The SLRD’s municipal directors are appointed to the SLRD Board by their respective municipal councils, and the SLRD’s electoral area directors are elected to the SLRD Board during General Local Elections that are held every four years. The last General Local Election was October 20, 2018.  Mr. Courchesne was elected to the SLRD Board at that time.


Media Contact: 

Patricia Westerholm
Communications Coordinator
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Phone: 604.894.6371 x244

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