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Vote takes place Monday for Halton School Trustee for Wards 1 and 2 Burlington

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:

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


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

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  • 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.

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