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Election packages available Fri

The District of West Kelowna is gearing up for the November municipal election.

Nomination packages for those interested in running for mayor, council or school trustee can be picked up at the municipal office on Cameron Road beginning Friday, Aug 22.

"We have the packages ready for anyone who is considering running for office and we are available to answer any questions they may have," says Chief Electoral Officer, Tracey Batten.

"The packages include the documents required for nomination but also key information including important dates, links to educational information and Council's Strategic Priorities and Annual Report."

A nomination deposit is not required in order to run for a position in West Kelowna, however, 25 qualified signatures must accompany the nomination form.

Nomination forms can be returned beginning Tuesday, Sept 30 at 9 .m.

The district has also created a webpage with information for both candidates and voters.

Mayor Doug Findlater as well as four of the six current councillors have indicated their intentions to seek re-election.

Councillor Duane Ophus expects to make a decision by the end of summer while Gord Milsom has also stated he will not seek another term.

West Kelowna businessman, Rusty Ensign, indicated back in June he would seek a council seat.

Eligible voters go to the polls in West Kelowna Nov 15 to elect a new mayor, six councillors and one school trustee.

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