first_img So you’re considering taking a run at municipal council or thelocal school board in this October’s elections, but don’t knowhow to go about it. The essential information you need is nowavailable in a comprehensive guide for first time and incumbentcandidates. The Candidates Guide to Municipal and School Board Elections isavailable on the Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relationswebsite at www.servicens.ca/candidates . The guide covers topicsranging from who is qualified to run (at least 18 years of age,Canadian citizen and resident for at least six months in themunicipality or school district), to when candidates must removetheir campaign signs (within seven days after the election). “This guide has a wealth of information that everyone thinkingabout throwing their hat in the ring should read,” said ServiceNova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Barry Barnet. “Theguide takes people through almost everything they need to knowabout becoming a candidate, voting procedures, responsibilitiesof elected members, and even how to apply for a recount.” Municipal council and school board elections are scheduled forOct. 16. In addition to information on a wide-range of topics,there is also information specific to elections for African NovaScotian members of regional or district boards and the Conseilscolaire acadien provincial. “Being a member of a municipal council or a school board can be avery rewarding way to give back to your community,” saidEducation Minister Jamie Muir. “This candidates guide is a wellwritten and easily understood reference on what the job is aboutand what will be expected of candidates, before and afterelection day.” SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Municipal, School BoardElection Candidates Guide Availablelast_img

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