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Tsawwassen First Nation election date set for April 10
The Tsawwassen First Nation is set to hold a new election on April 10, following a December ruling by the Judicial Council that invalidated the Sept. 5, 2012, election results.
The TFN website now has a 2013 General Election notice, which includes nomination forms and meeting notices.
The first meeting to nominate candidates for the offices of one Chief and 12 members of the Legislative Assembly will be held Monday, Feb. 25, at the TFN Recreation Centre at 5 p.m.
To be eligible for TFN elections, one must have been a Tsawwassen member for at least 12 months prior to Feb. 25, 2013, and be at least 18 years old as of April 10, 2013. To run for Chief, a candidate must have previously served as councillor.
A copy of the official registered voters list will be available in the TFN administration building.
The 2012 election results were appealed in October by Mike Baird, brother of former Chief Kim Baird, and Christina Shellard, her niece, due to the incorrect day of the week being included on some election notices.
Baird lost her position to executive council member Bryce Williams by a 78-69 vote in the Sept. 5 election.
The decision re-run the election was handed down Dec. 11 by Judicial Council members sitting on the election appeal hearing, Paul Fraser QC (Queen's Council), professor Bruce MacDougall, and Leif Nordahl.
Lawrence Lewis was appointed election officer by Executive Council on Dec. 19 to oversee the election.
For more information, visit tfn-elections.ca.