Who can run for a position on the DEC?

To be a candidate in a District Education Council election, a person must be:

  • 18 years of age on or before election day; More detailed information for prospective candidates can be found on the Elections NB website;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • and a resident of the school district in New Brunswick for at least six months before election day; and a resident of the relevant school district and subdistrict or zone when nominated.

People Who Cannot Be Candidates:  A judge, a full-time or permanent part-time employee of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development or of any school or school district, an election officer, or a person who has been disqualified from holding an elected office under federal, provincial, or municipal election laws, may not be a candidate for any District Education Council election.

 People Who May Not Be Able To Be Candidates:  Some public sector employees are restricted from engaging in political activity, even at a local level, or may need prior approval from their employer before filing nomination papers. If you work in the federal or provincial public service, check with your employer before filing nomination papers. It is the responsibility of a candidate to obtain any approval required by his or her employer; the Municipal Returning Officer will not require or confirm such approval in processing nomination papers.

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