3.1 Elections of Members will take place in September of each year starting in September 1997 unless an earlier election is held to fill a vacancy.
3.2 One half of the elected Members shall be elected annually.
3.3 All elections will be conducted by secret ballot on a designated election day at PVEC.
3.4 Nominations for elections must be
(a) made in writing and received by the Principal at least one week prior to date set for the election,
(b) made by a person who is eligible to vote for the candidate under By-Law 2.2, and
(c) accepted by the candidate.
3.5 Community Members will be appointed by the SAC.
3.6 The candidate with the majority of the votes shall be declared elected and a run-off vote may be required in order to elect a candidate with a majority of votes.
3.7 If there is a tie vote for any position a second vote shall take place with only the names of the tied candidates on the ballot.
3.8 Teacher representatives on the SAC shall be elected by teachers on the staff of PVEC.
3.9 Support staff representatives on the SAC shall be elected by support staff at PVEC.
3.10 One grade 10 representative and one grade 11 representative will be elected by grade 10 and 11 students. The grade 12 representative will be the student council president or designate (who must be a grade 12 student).
3.11 Parent representatives on the SAC shall be elected by parents who have children at PVEC and shall not be employed at PVEC.
3.12 If after being elected a Member ceases to meet the eligibility requirements under Section 20 of the Act, his or her position shall be declared vacant.
3.13 If a vacancy occurs on the SAC, the SAC may appoint a person to serve out the term of office of the Member whose position is vacant provided:
(a) The person appointed to fill the vacancy must be selected from the group represented by the Member whose position is vacant,
(b) The candidate is the person who received the next largest number of votes for the vacant position in the previous election,
(c) the unexpired term for which the appointment period is less than one year.
If the unexpired term of the vacancy is a year or more, the vacancy shall be filled by election and the normal election process will apply.
3.14 Elections shall be run by the Principal.