A candidate is a person who runs in an election. In a District Education Authority (DEA) election, the seven candidates (or five, in the case of the Commission scolaire francophone du Nunavut) that receive the most votes will form the DEA board for that community.
Running as a candidate in the Commision scolaire francophone du Nunavut (CFSN) elections? Click here for more information.
Disqualifications from Being a Candidate
There are some special disqualifications from being a candidate. You cannot be a candidate for District Education Authority (DEA) election if you are:
- a judge,
- an MLA or a Member of Parliament,
- an employee of the school or the DEA,
- an election officer (including employees of Elections Nunavut),
- in prison,
- convicted under any election act within the past 5 years,
- found to be noncompliant with financial reporting from an MLA election within the past 5 years: the list of noncompliant candidates and financial agents can be found here, or
- found by the court to not be able to make decisions for yourself.
How do I Become a Candidate?
Check with your employer.
Some employers have rules for employees who are candidates. For example, you might have to take a leave of absence during election time.
Declare your candidacy.
Fill out and sign your Declaration of Candidacy. You do not need to be nominated. Submit your declaration to your local Returning Officer between September 23 and September 27, 2019. The cut-off time on September 27 is 2 pm (local time). If you change your mind, you can withdraw your candidacy by 5 pm (local time) on that same day.