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Voting & Elections

Election Day for the 2016 municipal and School Board elections is Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Polling stations will be open on that day from 8 am and 8 pm.

Detailed information for voters, candidates and elections workers is available on this site, which will be updated regularly as we approach Election Day. A printed Candidates' Guide has also been prepared, and a Voters Guide will be distributed to all homes in the city prior to the election. Those documents and all other forms, regulations, etc, are also available for download from this site.

Nomination of Candidates

Nomination papers for candidates will be accepted for the following offices. Please click on the link to download the appropriate nominations form.

  • Mayor of The City of Saskatoon
  • Councillor of The City of Saskatoon (Wards 1-10)
  • Trustee of The Saskatoon Public School Board Division No. 13 (Wards 1-10)
  • Trustee of The St. Paul's Roman Catholic School Board Division No. 20 (seven to be elected)

Nomination forms may also be obtained from the City Clerk's Office or the Returning Office (second floor, City Hall) or from the Saskatoon Public Library. Nomination papers for the Public School Board are also available from the Office of the Secretary, Public School Board, 310 - 21st Street East, and for the Separate School Board from the Office of the Assistant to the Director of Education, Saskatoon Catholic Schools, 420  - 22nd Street East.

They will be received by the Returning Officer or Nomination Officer from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 - Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 (except Saturday and Sunday)and from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

The deadline for filing nomination papers is 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

An updated list of candidates will be posted here at the end of each day during the nominations period.

Go here for more information about the nominations process.

Hiring of Election Workers

Applications are now being accepted for election workers for the fall election. Please go here to apply.

Municipal Ward Boundary Changes

Saskatoon is growing and as a result, municipal ward boundaries will change with the Municipal/School Board elections to be held on October 26, 2016.  Ward maps have been posted in the Voters Information page on the Elections website. 

To view the Ward Boundaries Commission final report,  please go here or click on the link in the navigation bar.   

Important Dates and Deadlines

General dates and deadlines:

July 4 Mail-in voting applications available
Sept. 6 Nominations open at 8:00 am
Sept. 21 Nominations close at 4:00 pm
Sept. 22 Final date for withdrawal of candidates, at 4:00 pm
Oct. 14 Deadline for application for homebound voting, at 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 15-22 Advance polls
Oct. 21, 24, 26   Homebound voting
Oct. 25 Last day to pick up mail-in ballot applications, at 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 Election Day, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; deadline date for receipt of mail-in ballots
Oct. 31 New Council sworn in
Nov. 2 All election signs and posters to be removed
 

Candidates' Campaign Contribution and Expense Disclosure filing deadlines:

 
Jan 26, 2017 City Council candidates
Feb 26, 2017 Mayoral candidates
May 1, 2017 School Board candidates

Where to Vote

Please follow the links below for 2016 Saskatoon polling station maps and information. 

Please consult the pollfinder which will indicate the polling place and address of the poll at which you will vote on October 26.

Past Elections / Other Information

For election results from previous municipal elections (to 2000) go here. If you have any further questions about municipal elections, please use the online form, or call the Office of the City Clerk at 306-975-3240.

 

Voting is a fundamental right of democracy, and you are encouraged to participate in civic elections. Civic government is involved in almost every aspect of our daily lives. When you vote, you are selecting the representatives who will make the laws and policies that will determine how our city functions and how all of us live together.