Tsawwassen First Nation election announced
Members of the Tsawwassen First Nation will go to the polls on Sept. 5 to elect their government.
On general election day, which was recently called by the TFN executive council, eligible voters will be asked to choose one chief and 12 legislators for a three-year term.
This will be the second general election held since the Tsawwassen treaty came into effect. In the last election in September 2009, Chief Kim Baird retained her position for a sixth term, acclaimed during the nomination process.
The TFN executive council is made up of the four legislators who get the most votes in the election for the legislature, and the elected chief. They will manage the government’s day to day operations, debate proposed regulations under Tsawwassen law and other responsibilities of Tsawwassen government.
The Legislative Assembly’s responsibilities include meeting to debate, consider, and enact laws, and to pass the annual budget.