Electoral Commission

Apply to Join the Electoral Commission

Are you passionate about Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and want to contribute to the democratic process? The Electoral Commission is seeking applications from Members to fill current vacancies for the term ending January 2024.

The deadline to apply has been extended to August 31, 2023 at 4:30 pm.

If you have questions, please call 604-980-4553 and ask to speak with Council staff or email cco@squamish.net.

The vacancies are for one individual residing in Xwmélch’tstn (Capilano) Reserve and one individual residing off-reserve.

As a member of the Electoral Commission, you will have a vital role in the administration of elections and referendums. Your responsibilities will include compiling and maintaining the voters list, securing voting locations and equipment, and reporting to Council on each election and referendum. You will also be involved in developing and amending election laws, ensuring the voice of our community is heard. Commission members are compensated with an honorarium of $100 per half-day meeting (three hours) and $300 for a full-day meeting.

What to include in your application

  • Completed application form
  • Resume with relevant experience & qualifications
  • Cover letter
  • Three references

How to apply

  • Email your application form and supporting documents to cco@squamish.net (preferred). Be sure to include the phrase “Electoral Commission Application” in the subject line of your email.
  • Drop off your application at 320 Seymour Blvd, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 2J3, Attn: Chair & Council Office.
  • Mail your application to PO Box 86131, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 4J5, Attn: Chair & Council Office.

About the Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission was established in 2015 to ensure fair and transparent elections and referendums. It is made up of seven voting members, two alternates, and one non-voting member. Each seat represents a particular region or demographic of the community.

If you have any questions about the Electoral Commission, please email info@snelectoralcommission.com.

On January 23, 2020, Council appointed the following for a four-year term from 2020 to 2024.

Les Harry
Squamish Valley
Jonny Williams
Xwmel’chtstn (Capilano)
Crystal Ricketts (until 2023)
Eslhá7an & Ch’ich’ílx̱wiḵw’
Kathleen Smith
Saul Joseph (until 2023)
Brittany John

Membership Registrar (non-voting member)

Monica Jacobs

The rules governing elections were contained in the 1981 Squamish Indian Band Election Regulations. In September 2015, Council approved the creation of the Electoral Commission as an arms-length body to assist the Squamish People in exploring the topic of election reform. The following Members served this first term, engaging with the community and incorporating feedback on changes to the 1981 Regulations which resulted in the 2018 Election & Referendum Law.

  • Dave Jacobs
  • Christine Baker
  • Crystal Ricketts
  • Clarissa Antone
  • Jacob Lewis
  • Donalene Rapada
  • Shayla Jacobs
  • Renee Campbell
  • Brittany John


Approved by Membership on December 6, 2018

Approved by Membership on November 5, 2019