Voting in a School Board Election

Prince Edward Island will hold elections for English and French language school board trustees in September/October, 2022. After that date, trustee elections for Public Schools Branch (PSB) and Commission Scolaire de Langue Française (CSLF) will be held on the third Friday of October every three years. Voting in the upcoming school board election is by mail-in ballot only.

 

Island residents who are eligible to vote may:

  • Request a mail-in ballot from September 6th until October 2nd; and 
  • Submit their mail-in vote to Elections PEI from September 28th until noon October 21st.

Am I eligible to vote in a school board election?

You are eligible to vote for a PEI school board trustee if you are:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on the date of the election; and
  • Resident in the province for the six months (Thu April 21, 2022) before the date of the election.
  • An additional eligibility requirement for CSLF elections only: You must be a parent (or would be a parent if you had a child) who is eligible under the Education Act as “a resident of the province who, under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, has the right to have his or her child receive French first language instruction in the province.”

How do I get a mail-in ballot?

Elections PEI is administering the school board election.You may request a mail-in ballot from Elections PEI one of the following ways:

  • Online: Complete Mail-in Ballot Online Application (Available starting on September 6th)
  • In person: Visit Elections PEI, Atlantic Technology Centre, 176 Great George Street (ground level, next to Ocean 100)
  • Contact Elections PEI by:
    • Mail: 176 Great George Street, Suite 160 Charlottetown, PE C1A 4K9
    • Email: info@electionspei.ca
    • Phone: 902-368-5895 or toll-free: 1-888-234-8683

How do I know who is running in my electoral zone?

Elections PEI will send your voter package to the address you provide when you request your mail-in ballot.It will contain your mail-in ballot and the name(s) of candidate(s) running in the electoral zone. Your electoral  zone is based on where you live, not where your child(ren) attend school.

Electoral zones can be viewed here: PSB Electoral Zones / CSLF Electoral Zones

Lists of candidates and their information will be available in September, 2022

Who can I contact for more information?

Toll-free: 1-888-234-8683
Phone: 902-368-5895
Fax: 902-368-6500

info@electionspei.ca

Important Dates

Elections PEI is administering the school board election process with the following key dates:

Event Date
Mail-in ballot applications September 06 (12:01 AM) - October 02 (11:59 PM)
Nominations September 12 - September 23 (2:00 PM)
Mail-in ballots mailed out September 26 - September 27
Mail-in ballot voting period September 28 - October 21 (12:00 noon)
Election results: On-line October 21 (6:00 PM)
Published date: 
June 7, 2022
Education and Lifelong Learning

General Inquiries

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Holman Centre
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6

Phone: 902-438-4130
Fax: 902-438-4062

DeptELL@gov.pe.ca