Home > School board > Candidate > Running as a candidate

Running as a candidate

See field: provincial, municipal

Choice of a position

A person may only run for one position on the Council of Commissioners of a school board: either the chair or a commissioner. You may only run in one school board and in one electoral division of that school board.

Admission condition

It is not necessary to own a property or to pay school taxes to run as a candidate, but the person must be entitled to be entered on the list of electors of the school board and, on the date of the election, have been domiciled on this territory for at least six months.

Required form

The nomination paper can be obtained from the office of the returning officer of the school board. The nomination paper must include, among other things, the surname and given name of the candidate and his signature. Furthermore, it must be supported by the names and addresses of at least 10 electors from the selected electoral division, or if they are a candidate for the office of chair, at least 50 electors from the concerned school board's territory.

Period for submitting nomination papers

The period during which a person may file his duly completed nomination paper along with the appropriate documents at the office of the returning officer begins on the 40th day and ends at 5 p.m. on the 35th day preceding that set for the poll. Be sure to check the days and times when the office of your returning officer is open.

Responsibility of the Ministère

Please note that the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur is responsible for applying the Act respecting school elections. The last school elections were scheduled on November 2, 2014.

For further information, you can also see the website of the School elections 2014 (in French), of the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec.