Running for school board trustee?

Election day is Monday, October 18, 2021

If you are a new candidate, congratulations on making the leap into electoral politics. If you are running for re-election or you have run before, congratulations on seeking community representation once again. You are taking the first step in an important democratic process. Our school boards are important decision-making bodies, and your desire to take part in this process is crucial for their democratic function.

Watch the video below to learn more about the campaigning process!


Nominations for the general election will be open between January 1, 2021 and September 20, 2021. For summer villages, the nomination period can occur in June and/or July, with election day held 4 weeks after the nomination period closes. Check with your local summer village for specific dates.

ASBA Trustee Election Guide

This manual can be used as a resource when planning your upcoming campaign. It contains some of the key tactics and considerations necessary for developing a successful campaign.

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Guide d'élection des conseillers de l'ASBA

Ce manuel peut être utilisé comme ressource lors de la planification de votre prochaine campagne. Il contient certaines des tactiques et considérations clés nécessaires à l'élaboration d'une campagne réussie.

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ASBA Trustee Campaign Checklist

This checklist can be used as a resource by trustees during a campaign.

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Provincial Legislation and Resources

School Board Elections Information Package

The Government of Alberta's information package to assist school boards with conducting an election.

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Information, Regulations and Sample Documents

The Government of Alberta's school board elections information package, regulations and sample documents.

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School Board Resources

School boards have a variety of resources available for candidates, including bylaw information, checklists, forms and information sessions.