Deadline approaching for candidates in RDN’s Area G byelection

Just one candidate declared so far

The deadline is fast approaching to submit nominations for director of Electoral Area G in the Regional District of Nanaimo.

The nomination period will close Aug. 30 for the Oct. 5 byelection. The position became vacant when director Clarke Gourlay died in a hiking accident in Strathcona Park in July.

So far only one person, Lehann Wallace, has come forward to declare her candidacy for Electoral Area G director. Wallace garnered the second-highest vote total in the last municipal election, behind Gourlay.

The third candidate was Duane Round, who indicated that he will not be vying for the director’s position in the byelection.

Electoral area directors may be elected by acclamation, in the case of a single qualified candidate, or by voting where there is more than one qualified candidate.

Nomination forms are available at the Legislative Services Department, Regional District of Nanaimo, located at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, B.C., V9T 6N2. Those interested can also submit the forms by hand, mail or delivery service, fax at 250-390-4163 or e-mail at vote@rdn.bc.ca.

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— NEWS Staff

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