Time is slowly running out for residents to cast their ballot for a new trustee in subdivision 6 (City of Moose Jaw) during Prairie South School Division’s 2023 byelection.
The polls opened at 9 a.m. this morning and will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight. This should give residents enough time to visit one of the three polling stations in the city: Riverview Collegiate at 650 Coteau Street West, A.E. Peacock Collegiate at 145 Ross Street East and Sunningdale School at 530 Wood Lily Drive.
Eight candidates are in the running to replace former trustee Todd Johnson, who resigned and later became the manager of transportation for the division.
The eight candidates running include Brian Martynook, Shelley Jones, Tony Dreger, Karli Amundrud, Sommer Amare, Sandra Kitts, Patrick Boyle and Bruce Fritzler.
Zachariah Bachmann has withdrawn his name from the election. However, his name will still appear on the ballot because he withdrew after the withdrawal period.
The candidates’ biographies are on Prairie South’s website.
Voters can also find a video of a forum that the chamber of commerce hosted on Feb. 15. This event asked candidates about their thoughts about the board’s role, their views on the joint-use school and their strengths and skills.