By-election set for vacant school board seat in Burlington

Published March 13, 2023 at 12:57 pm

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Dates have been set for the by-election to fill the trustee seat for Burlington Wards 1&2 on the Halton District School Board (HDSB).

Eligible voters in the ward will have three options for the by-election:

  • online, using Internet voting, from May 15 to May 19
  • in person at advance polls on Wednesday, May 24
  • in person on election day, Monday, May 29

The by-election was called due to the resignation of Matthew Diodati who was elected to post this past fall. Diodati said he he had to leave the HDSB for health reasons.

To be eligible to vote in the 2023 HDSB Trustee by-election, individuals must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of Burlington (own or rent) in Ward 1 or Ward 2 (view Ward map)
  • Non-resident, but you or your spouse own or rent residential property in Ward 1 or Ward 2
  • An English public school board supporter
  • Not prohibited from voting under any law

Individuals who voted for a school board trustee from Halton Catholic District School Board or the French school board during the 2022 Burlington municipal election in October 2022 are not eligible to vote in the by-election.

To run as a candidate in the 2023 HDSB school trustee by-election for Wards 1 & 2, interested individuals must file their nomination papers by 2 p.m. on April 14, 2023, at the office of the City Clerk, at City Hall, located at 426 Brant St. Nominations can be filed during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by appointment only. Please call 905-335-7777, ext. 7805 or email [email protected] to arrange a time.

The forms required to file a nomination are available in the office of the City Clerk on the main floor of City Hall at 426 Brant St. and on

An information session for residents who are interested in running as a candidate in the by-election will take place virtually on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. Please call 905-335-7777, ext. 7805 or email [email protected] to register.



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