Nominations are now open for the BC Green Party Regional Representatives!
This year at the party’s AGM, a motion was passed to reorganize our 14 regions into 6 with boundaries based on Elections BC’s regional definitions. This will allow us to have a more focused and supported regional engagement. We are working together to set the stage for the 2017 election and expanding on regional support is a major step to the goal of forming government.
What is a Regional Representative?
Each region will be represented on the party’s Provincial Council by an elected member.* The Regional Representative is largely a governance role, serving to liaise between the Council and the members in his or her region.
Elections for Regional Representatives will be held online between Aug. 28 and Sept. 10.
*If no nominee is approved for a given region, the BC Green Party has the authority to appoint a Regional Representative.
If you are interested in apply to be a candidate in your Regional Representative election, please consult the following:
To be a Regional Representative for the BC Green Party please ensure you meet the following criteria:
Be a member in good standing of the BC Green Party at the date of application;
Live in the region you are seeking to represent.
Email the Director of Community Engagement, Lauren Pearson, and request an application form: [email protected].
Complete the application and return it along with a copy of your resume, a bio of no more than 300 words, and a headshot.
Once your eligibility is confirmed, the Elections Committee will publish your bio, headshot and statement of intent (part of the application document) on the BC Green Party website. You will be able to use this webpage for your campaign so that members can inform themselves about your candidacy.
Please note: candidates must receive a minimum of 25 votes from members in your region for an election to be considered valid.
Projected timeline for Regional Reps Elections**:
**Please note that these dates are subject to change.
Jul. 13 - Aug. 1: Call for nominations
Aug. 7: Approvals completed
Aug. 8-27: Candidates campaign/sign up members
Aug. 28 - Sept. 10: Voting
Check your membership status and region