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By-election scheduled in Tahsis to replace two resigned councillors

Councillors Douglas Elliott and Meggan Joseph have recently resigned
Tahsis is holding a by-election to replace two resigned village councillors. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Tahsis residents will be going to the polls this spring for a by-election to replace two councillors who have recently resigned.

“In the last couple of months two members of council have resigned from council and so we’re having a by-election,” said Dawn Attorp, chief election officer for the village.

Councillors Douglas Elliott and Meggan Joseph have both resigned their positions as councillors. A by-election to replace them was announced on March 6 . Voting day will be on May 18 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Tahsis recreation centre, with advance voting available on May 8 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. also at the recreation centre.

Nomination forms are available immediately, but the official nomination period begins on April 2 and runs until 4 p.m. on April 12. Candidates must be nominated by five people who are eligible to vote in the election.

Documents are either available in person at the village office, or online.

Those interested in voting should be sure of their eligibility, and register to vote. Non-resident property electors can register either at the village office until 4:30 p.m. on March 26.

The village has sent out notices to all eligible electors, and has posted on social media, the village website and in public notice spaces.

More information on the by-election, registration, nomination and more can be found at the village of Tahsis website.

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