2017-2021 Board of Trustees » Election 2021

Election 2021

If you are a new candidate, congratulations on making the leap into electoral politics. If you are running for re-election or you have run before, congratulations on seeking community representation once again. You are taking the first step in an important democratic process. Our school boards are important decision-making bodies, and your desire to take part in this process is crucial for their democratic function.

Considering becoming a trustee? 

Prospective candidates for the position of school board trustee at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) should carefully review the following information and check this site for additional information as it becomes available.

How to submit nomination forms

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, it is recommended that candidates make an appointment to submit their nomination papers.

Candidates may submit their nomination papers at any time during regular business hours throughout the Nomination Period, January 1 - September 19, 2021, by making an appointment with the Returning Officer, JoAnn Vanstone by emailing joannvanstone@pwpsd.ca or calling (780) 831-3053. 


Candidates may submit their nomination papers at any time between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Nomination Day, Monday September 20, 2021 at PWPSD Central Office, 8611A -108 Street, Grande Prairie, AB. 
*Please note that these are provincially protected forms that may not open in your internet browser. If you are unable to view the forms, right-click the button, select "save link as", download to your personal computer, and then open with Adobe Reader. Alternatively, the forms are provided below as printable PDFs. Another option is to download the election forms from the Government of Alberta website

Qualification of Candidates

A person may be nominated as a candidate if, on nomination day, the person:

  • is eligible to vote in the election*;
  • has been a resident of the local jurisdiction and the ward for the six consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and;
  • is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified.

*A person is eligible to vote in an election held pursuant to this Act if the person:

  • is at least 18 years old,
  • is a Canadian citizen, and
  • resides in Alberta and the person’s place of residence is located in the local jurisdiction on Election Day.

Note: These are general guidelines. Candidates should refer to the Local Authorities Election Act and the Education Act for complete information, available on the Alberta Queen’s Printer website.


PWPSD is divided into nine electoral wards or boundaries. Each ward has a school trustee that has been elected by the citizens within the boundaries of that ward.
Candidates are invited to run in the following areas:

Board Meeting Dates 2020-21

In keeping with the Alberta Government's COVID-19 mandatory measures, PWPSD is limiting in-person meetings. Board meetings will be held using Google Meet for the foreseeable future. Please email JoAnn Vanstone, Corporate Secretary, before 9:30 a.m. on the morning of the Board meeting for connection details, joannvanstone@pwpsd.ca.

Contact Us

Questions or requests for additional information, contact:


“School boards make a difference – caring about the needs of children today and for the future; school boards provide important oversight into the education system, ensuring parents’ voices, students’ needs and school community thinking remain at the forefront in our education system.”

– Alberta School Boards' Association


Important Dates

Nomination Period: January 1 - September 19, 2021
Nomination Day: September 20, 2021
School Board Election Day: Monday, October 18, 2021
Polling stations will be announced.