SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS – 2018
12, 2018 to September 18, 2018
RANDOM NAME ORDER DRAW
September 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Portage la Prairie Council Chambers
Tupper Street South
October 13, 2018 – Herman Prior Center – 40 Royal Road North
a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
ELECTION DAY - October 24, 2018 (8:00 a.m.
to 8:00 p.m.)
Advance and Sealed Envelope Ballots will be counted at the RM of Portage
la Prairie Municipal Office at 35 Tupper Street South at 8:00 p.m.
Election Results will be tallied at the RM of Portage la Prairie
Municipal Office at 35 Tupper Street South commencing at the close of polls at
Thinking of Running for Local Office?
community can be a rewarding experience. There are many good reasons to run for
office—to be actively involved in the local decision-making process, contribute
your experience and knowledge to the community, address issues or lead change
in your community.
Potential Candidate Videos
elections every four years.
These elected officials are entrusted with making
decisions that directly affect the daily lives of residents, families, local
business owners and many others in the local community. If you’re thinking of
running for local office part of the decision-making process may include
considering the role you will play, how best you can serve your community and
the impact you will have as an elected official.
about expectations of locally elected officials, their roles and
responsibilities and about how local governments make decisions
is available through the link below to informative videos prepared by the Local Government Management Association, Local
Government Leadership Academy, Union of B.C. Municipalities and the Ministry of
Municipal Affairs and Housing.
While the setting and
any statistical information provided in the video are BC, the main material
applies to the municipal election framework all across Canada. They were developed
for a diverse audience of prospective candidates.
The videos feature
current local government officials and staff from throughout the B.C. province
providing their perspectives in five areas:
is local government?
of an effective local official
and responsibilities of staff and elected officials
readiness to be an elected official
contributes to effective decision making?
Municipal Candidate’s Guidebook
is designed to assist anyone who is interested in seeking election or
re-election to municipal office. It provides an overview of the election
process in Manitoba and outlines the steps you need to take to run as a
candidate in a municipal election. The
information in this Guidebook is general and has been prepared as a reference
for municipal candidates.
Candidates are responsible to know the rules and
comply with the legislation.
Information about the Rural
Municipality of Portage la Prairie
Understanding the current initiatives and state of
the municipalities is critical in being an effective leader for the community.
Information about the municipality can be found on the RM’s website http://www.rmofportage.ca and particularly reviewing these
For more information contact:Senior Election Officer, Andrea McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Manitoba Municipal Relations, Municipal Finance and
Advisory Services, Phone 204-945-2572 or check out http://www.gov.mb.ca/mr/mfas/election.htm