Kathleen Burt is a community activist, volunteer, and former teacher and college instructor whose career spans more than 25 years in the public and private school systems in three provinces.
As an educator, Kathleen was actively involved in the executives of various teaching associations and supported continuing education initiatives at her workplaces. Most recently, Kathleen instructed at the College of the North Atlantic and Academy Canada.
Kathleen has been an active member of the NL New Democratic Party for 15 years and has served in a variety of roles. She currently serves as the Membership Secretary.
Kathleen has also served on numerous committees and has been active within the Women’s Caucus and at the district association level for many years.
As an avid volunteer, Kathleen is passionate about democracy, education, and community development.
The byelection is set for January 24, 2019.
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Donate to the Campaign
You can donate to Kathleen Burt's campaign in the following ways:
Send a cheque to Kathleen Burt NDP Campaign at P.O. Box 5275 Stn. C St. John’s, NL A1C 5W1.
When to Vote
Electors can vote by Special Ballot in person at two locations:
the Topsail-Paradise district Returning Office located at 1429-E Topsail Road, Paradise, and
Elections Newfoundland and Labrador’s head office at 35 Hallett Crescent in St. John’s.
These offices are open for Special Ballot voting Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Special Ballot voting is designed to accommodate electors who will be unable to vote in person at the Advance Polls.
The deadline to apply for a Special Ballot is Saturday, January 19 at 6:00pm. Completed Special Ballot Kits must be returned to Elections NL no later than Monday, January 21 at 4:00pm.
Thursday, January 17th, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 19th, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Election Day Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time off to Vote
All employees qualified to vote are entitled to have 4 consecutive hours to vote on Election Day. For example, if you normally work 9 - 5:00 p.m., your employer is required to let you leave work 1 hour earlier in order to have 4 consecutive hours to get to the polls.
Where to Vote
Search for your street to confirm which polling station is for your neighbourhood:
There are 4 polling stations including:
What You Need to Vote
In order to be eligible to vote in Topsail-Paradise you will need to be
a Canadian Citizen
at least 18 years of age
a resident of the Newfoundland & Labrador
a resident of the district
An eligible voter may cast a ballot even if they are not yet on the voters list. They will need to swear an oath and produce necessary identification at the polling station, e.g. a drivers licence.
You can learn more by reading the Information for Electors pamphlet.
To find out if you're a resident of the district and registered to vote, you can call Elections NL at 729-7987 (local) or 1-877-729-7987 (toll-free). You can also call our campaign office at 739-6387.