Voter FAQ

Q) Why should I care about voting for School Trustees?

A) Because Public Education Matters

Greater Victoria School District 61 by the numbers:

  • $268 million budget
  • 20,000 students
  • 2,000 employees
  • 48 schools

We should all care about what is happening at the school board!

Q) What does a School Trustee do?

A) Trustees are responsible for setting the school board’s overall policy direction and the board’s budget, and they represent the interests of the community, parents and students in their area.


Q) Who can vote for SD61 School Trustees?

A) School Trustees are elected through Municipal elections.You can vote if you are 18 years of age or older, a Canadian Citizen, and live within the bounds of the Greater Victoria School District – Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal, parts of the Highlands and much of Saanich (south of Mount Douglas/ PKOLS and Camosun’s Interurban campus. Members of Esquimalt and Songhees Nations are also eligible to vote.

To determine if you live within SD61, check out the map here:

Q) When and where do I vote?

You can vote on October 20 at the same time as mayoral and council elections. There are also advanced voting options. For more information, check out the links here:


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