Who Can Vote?

To vote in the Newfoundland and Labrador school board elections, one must be:

  • over 18 years of age;
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • ordinarily resident in the province on the day of the election

A person is entitled to vote in only one zone established by a board – the zone in which the zone is ordinarily resident. Note: “ordinarily resident” as defined in s. 26 Elections Act, 1991.

In addition to the above qualifications, a person is qualified to vote in le Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador School (CSFP) board elections if he or she meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • his or her first language learned and still understood is French;
  • he or she received his or her primary school instruction in Canada in a French first language program; or
  • he or she is a parent of a child who is receiving or has received primary or secondary school instruction in a French first language school in Canada

In order to vote in the CSFP School Board Election a person must, on Election Day, confirm in writing that he or she meets one of the three criteria above.

Where a person is qualified to vote in an election of trustees to both the NLESD and the CSFP, he or she may vote in both elections.

All those who are qualified, are strongly encouraged to vote.

Your voice is important and can help shape Newfoundland and Labrador’s education system.