By-Elections 2024 Ward 1 and Ward 3

By-Election Date and Information
Ward 1 By-Election Results

Ward 1 By-Election (Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie & Sexsmith): How to and where to vote 
Advanced Poll June 18, 2024  
Poll 1: Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools Division (Board) Office 
9902 – 101st Street Grande Prairie, AB from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM 

Election Day June 25, 2024 
Poll 2: St. Mary’s Catholic Church Hall 
1107 - 1st Avenue Beaverlodge, AB   
10:00 AM until 8:00 PM 
Poll 3: Immaculate Conception Church Hall  
9928 97th Street, Sexsmith, AB 
10:00 AM until 8:00 PM 
Poll 4: Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools Division (Board) Office 
9902 – 101 Street Grande Prairie, AB from  
8:00 AM until 4:00 PM 
Note: this poll will also include all of the Special Ballots for Ward 1 
Poll 5: St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall  
10404 102 Street Grande Prairie, AB  
10:00 AM until 8:00 PM 
You may also request a Special Ballot from the Returning Officer [email protected] between June 18 - June 25th if you have a physical disability or are absent from the jurisdiction on June 18 or 25th.
It is your responsibility to ensure the ballot is returned to the School Board Office in Grande Prairie either by mail or in person no later than 4:00 PM June 25th.
Ward 1 By-Election (Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie & Sexsmith) 
Nominations are now open for candidates for one Trustee of Ward 1 (Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie, & Sexsmith) in the Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School Division, for the anticipated By-Election on June 25, 2024. Ward 1 includes the communities of Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie, Sexsmith and the surrounding area. Please refer to By-Law 01-2020 starting on page 2 to determine if you are eligible to vote in this Ward.
Nominations may be submitted until noon on May 28, 2024. (NOW CLOSED)
Nomination packages are available from the Board Office in Grande Prairie at 9902 – 101 Street during regular business hours. 
Ward 3 By-Election (Fairview Region)

Nominations for Catholic School Board Trustee for Ward 3 (Fairview & surrounding area) closed at noon on April 30th. Unfortunately, no nominations for Trustee Ward 3 were received. Thus, nominations for Ward 3 will be extended each business day at the Catholic Education Centre in Grande Prairie from 10:00 am - 12 noon, up to and including Tuesday May 7th 2024. The extension will be closed once a nomination is received. 


Karl Germann, Returning Officer. email [email protected] or (780) 518-3691

Nicole Macmullin, Secretary Treasurer

School Board Elections
Elected School Board Trustees
Through the Education Act, Alberta’s legislation has delegated some authority for the governance of education to school boards. As statutory corporations, school boards have obligations to perform and they have been given powers to carry out these tasks.
The citizens of our Wards elect Trustees to govern The Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School Division (Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools or GPCSD) on their behalf. Trustee elections occur every four years, during the same time as municipal elections.
The role of the Trustee is to be a contributing member of the Board as it carries out its governance mandate in order to achieve the Grande Prairie & District Catholic School’s four-year education plan.
Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools promotes and encourages its interested citizens to run for the office of elected school board Trustee. The Division is committed to providing an environment that will give all candidates fair access to the electorate.
The last Trustee election was held on October 18, 2021.
Becoming a Trustee
Generally, you are eligible to be nominated as a candidate, if on Nomination Day you are: 
  • at least 18 years of age; 
  • a Canadian citizen;  
  • a resident of the Catholic School Division and the Ward they are running in, 6 months before Nomination Day; and of the Roman Catholic Faith.
Information about the vocation of a Catholic School Board Trustee, compiled by the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association (ACSTA), can be found <<here>>. 
Information about the role of Trustee in either Catholic or Public School Boards, compiled by Alberta School Board Association (ASBA), can be found <<here>>.
Information about the role of the Trustee (abridged edition) is available on the Alberta Teachers’ Association legacy website.
Ward Boundaries
Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools is divided into Three (3) Wards, represented by 7 Trustees:
Ward 1 (Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie, & Sexsmith regions). 5 Trustees, with one vacancy.
Ward 2 (Spirit River). 1 Trustee.
Ward 3 (Fairview region). 1 Trustee with one vacancy.
More Information
Pick up a Nomination Package at the School Board Office at 9902 – 101 Street Grande Prairie or at the Town of Fairview office or MD of Fairview office. Nomination packages can only be submitted to the Board Office any time before nominations close because they need to be affirmed by a returning Officer of the Substitute Returning Officer.
Candidate Information
The Candidate Information Package can be found here
For the purpose of the By-Elections scheduled for May and June 2024, please contact
Karl Germann, Returning Officer at (780) 518-3691, or at [email protected]
The Board’s home page is at