School Board elections will take place November 4, 2018.
The New Frontiers School Board is governed by an elected Council of Commissioners. A Commissioner represents each of the ten electoral divisions.
Parents and other registered electors are eligible to vote for the Commissioner representing their electoral division.
For more information on the upcoming school election, visit the website of the Directeur général des élections du Québec at www.electionsquebec.qc.ca or contact the NFSB’s Secretary General at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description and Map of Electoral Divisions
For the upcoming school board elections, the New Frontiers School Board will be divided into ten (10) wards.
Ward 1 Includes the Town of Lery. Also includes a section of the City of Chateauguay that is described as follows: starting at a point where the Chateauguay River and the municipal border meet in the north-east, this border, Saint-Bernard road, the Chateauguay River and the municipal border back to the starting point. This division includes Ile Saint-Bernard (955 electors) MAP OF WARD 1
Ward 2 Includes a section of the City of Chateauguay described as follows: starting at a point where Saint-Bernard road and the north-east municipal border meet, this border, St. Jean-Baptiste Boulevard, St. Francis Boulevard, the Chateauguay River and Saint-Bernard road back to the starting point. This division includes the Kahnawake Native Reserve. (1258 electors) MAP OF WARD 2
Ward 3 Includes a section of the City of Chateauguay described as follows: starting at a point where St. Francis Boulevard and St-Jean Baptiste Boulevard meet, St. Jean Baptiste Boulevard, D’Anjou Boulevard, the Chateauguay River, St-Francis Boulevard back to the starting point. (1193 electors) MAP OF WARD 3
Ward 4 Includes a section of the City of Chateauguay described as follows: starting at a point where D’Anjou Boulevard and St. Jean Baptiste Boulevard meet, St. Jean Baptiste, the municipal border, the Chateauguay River, and D’Anjou Boulevard back to the starting point. (952 electors) MAP OF WARD 4
Ward 5 Includes the City of Mercier. Also includes the section of the City of Chateauguay that is located to the east of St. Jean Baptiste Boulevard. (1176 electors) MAP OF WARD 5
Ward 6 Includes the municipalities of Beauharnois (V), Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (V), St. Etienne de Beauharnois (M), Sainte Martine (M), and St Urbain-Premier (M). (962 electors) MAP OF WARD 6
Ward 7 Includes the municipalities of Saint-Chrysostome (M), Sainte-Clothilde (M), Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington (M), Havelock (CT), Hemmingford (CT), Hemmingford (VL) and Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle (P). Also includes a section of the municipality of Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville that is located east of Autoroute 15 and is within the territory of the School Board. (848 electors) MAP OF WARD 7
Ward 8 Includes the municipalities of Howick (M), Ormstown (M), Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka (M), Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague (P) and Très-Saint-Sacrement (P). (1074 electors) MAP OF WARD 8
Ward 9 Includes the municipalities of Elgin (M), Hinchinbrooke (M), and Franklin (M). (828 electors) MAP OF WARD 9
Ward 10 Includes the municipalities of Saint-Anicet (M), Sainte-Barbe (M), Dundee (CT), Godmanchester (CT) and Huntingdon (V). This division includes the Akwesasne Native Reserve. (908 electors) MAP OF WARD 10
Eligibility of Candidates
To be elected as a commissioner you must have the right to be entered on the list of electors of the school board an, on polling day, be domiciled on the territory of the school board for at least six months.
Having the right to be entered on the list of electors does not mean that you are obliged to register on the list. However, you have to satisfy the following conditions (ASE, sec 12&20):
- Be a qualified elector on polling day
- Be 18 years old
- Be a Canadian citizen
- Be domiciled on the territory of the school board and, for at least six months, in Quebec
Note: You do not have to live in the electoral division where you would like to run. However, you can only run in one electoral division of the school board.
- Not be under curatorship
- Not be found guilty, over the past five years, of an offence that is deemed a corrupt election practice during an election or a referendum;
- Satisfy the conditions regarding the right to vote in the election of commissioners of the francophone or Anglophone school board (ASE, sec 15)
INELIGIBILITY: the ASE stipulates various cases of ineligibility that prevent a person from running as candidate for the position of commissioner of a school board.
Note: For more information, see sections 21 to 21.5 of the ASE.
Candidates and Funding
May a candidate solicit and receive contributions, incur expenses and contract loans for electoral purposes?
Any candidate wishing to solicit and receive contributions, incur expenses and contract loans to finance their political activities must hold an authorization from the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec, granted in accordance with the Act Respecting School Elections.
A candidate wishing to obtain such authorization for the November 4th, 2018 election may apply immediately by contacting the NFSB by email at email@example.com.
The Application for Authorization and the Schedule must be submitted in writing and contain all the required information. For more information, please see the Guide for the Authorized Candidate.
The mandatory rules for soliciting and receiving contributions, as well as for committing to or incurring expenses are available in the above mentioned documents.
The total amount of contributions by the same elector for the same fiscal year shall not exceed $300 to each of the authorized candidates.
It is recommended that candidates contact the Returning Officer in order to ensure the conformity of the process for filing a nomination.