Greenwood residents could be off to the polls

A byelection was necessary following the passing of Nola Tutti; a second seat has opened up with the resignation of Councillor Darla Ashton.

Greenwood residents will head to the polls June 18 in a byelection—that is, if there are more than two candidates vying for positions on city council.

A byelection was necessary following the tragic passing of Councillor Nola Tutti; a second seat has opened up with the resignation of Councillor Darla Ashton.

“The preparation for the byelection has started,” confirmed acting CAO Wendy Higashi. To that end, she was appointed chief election officer at a special meeting March 30.

A notice of nomination ad in the classified section of this Times issue gives notice that two councillors are to be elected for the period end of June 2016 to October 2018—the remainder of the current council’s term.

Nomination documents are now available at the City of Greenwood Office at 202 S. Government Avenue during regular office hours. They may be submitted between 9 a.m. May 3 and 4 p.m. May 13 (excluding statutory holidays and weekends) Qualification for office includes being a Canadian citizen; 18 years of age or older; a resident of B.C. for at least six months; and not disqualified from voting or being nominated under the Local Government Act.

Contact Wendy Higashi, Chief Election Officer, at 250-445-6644 for further information.