Monday, May 29 is Election Day for the Halton District School Board School Trustee By-Election for Burlington Wards 1 and 2. To date, 1,519 eligible voters in Wards 1 and 2 have cast their vote, either by voting online (1,226) or at an advance poll (293) earlier this month.
Voting locations in Wards 1 and 2 are open on Monday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for in-person voting. Locations include:
- Burlington Seniors Centre, Room 4, 2285 New St.
- LaSalle Park Pavilion, Lower Level, 50 North Shore Blvd. W
- Salvation Army Community Church, Fellowship Room, 2090 Prospect St.
- Tyandaga Golf Clubhouse, Dining Room, 1265 Tyandaga Park Dr.
Eligible electors can vote at any voting location.
Before heading out to a voting location on Election Day, voters are reminded to bring:
- Voter Information Letter – if you do not have a Voter Information Letter, you can still vote.
- one piece of identification that has your name and address on it. Photo identification is not required. See a list of accepted forms of identification at myvoteburlington.ca.
There is a good mix of talent and backgrounds among the total of eight candidates who are certified to run in the School Board Trustee by-election for Halton District School Board – Burlington, Wards 1 and 2. The seat was vacated by Mathew Diodati , who won by a wide margin in 2022 but resigned for health reasons.
The official list of certified candidates running for the position of Halton District School Board Trustee – Burlington, Wards 1 and 2 is as follows in alphabetical order:
• Robbie Brydon, a McMaster Researcher
• Celina Close, a Human Resources Professional active in education affairs
• Michael James Duhacek, a letter carrier who contested ward 4 last year
• Chris Goff, who finished second in the race for Ward 3 and 4 last October
• Anthony Alexander Hoyes, a transit supervisor with the city of Burlington
• Omar Kayed, who captured just under 2,000 votes in the Ward 1-2 election
• Ross Montgomery, who had not posted a website at time of writing
• Daniel Warren Oke, operates a business. His mother taught in the HDSB system
Two candidates are residents of Oakville(Celina and Omar). Though this is perfectly legal, is it what the residents of wards 1/2 want for representation?
Only Robbie, Ross, and Daniel live in either ward 1 or 2. Of the three Robbie is the only candidate that is a parent with children in the HDSB system.