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School Election ChecklistOCDSB School Council Elections Checklist (August 2010) 1 SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS CHECKLIST  School council elections are being held within the first 30 calendar days of the first day of the school year.  At least two weeks in advance of the election, the school principal will send out a notice of date, time, and location of the election, ensuring it is posted in a location that is accessible by parents/guardians, and by giving the notice to the student for delivery to his/her parent/guardian.  Nominations by candidates are made in person or in writing to the school council chair.  If parent elections are held during a meeting, nominations will be accepted until the time that voting begins.  If parent election is being held during the day, nominations will be closed at a specific date and time determined by the School Council, and the notice of the meeting will contain a date for the closing of nominations.  All elections will be conducted by secret ballot. Ballots are prepared for election.  Elections will be held at the school on the date/time previously publicized in the notice of election. Voting by proxy is not allowed.  Only the name of the successful candidate and the total number of votes cast is announced.  For any positions for which the exact number of candidates required, or fewer, are nominated, the election will be declared to be by acclamation.  In case of a tie vote, tied candidates will draw lots to determine who is elected.