Information for Candidates
The 2020 Candidate Guide is available!
Ensure you read the guide in full and understand what is required of you as a candidate. The guide includes expectations for time commitment and meeting attendance, requirements for your campaign, links to various helpful resources, and contact information for the election team.
Published date: May 31, 2020
Revision 1: June 29, 2020 (pg 5 - school board, pg. 18 - election advertising)
Nomination Period is September 22 to October 7, 2020
Nomination papers along with accompanying deposit and public disclosure statements will only be accepted at the Election Office (226 Cardinal Crescent) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday between these dates. Nomination day is October 7, 2020 and papers will be accepted until nominations close at 4:00 pm.
Candidate Nomination Packages
Key Dates (2020)
Jun 1 - Campaign expense period begins
Sep 22 - Call for nominations
Sep 25 - Election signs/posters can be erected
Oct 7 at 4:00 pm - Nomination day
Oct 8 at 4:00 pm - Withdrawal day
Oct 30 - Advance polls begin
Nov 9 - Election Day
Mayor & Councillor Expenses
Total campaign expenses for mayoral candidates must not exceed $229,497.92
Total campaign expenses for councillor candidates must not exceed $22,949.79
Total campaign expenses of a candidate for public school board trustee shall not exceed $10,000.00
Total campaign expenses of a candidate for separate school board trustee shall not exceed $10,000.00
School Board Trustee Resources
The Saskatoon Public School website and the Saskatoon Public School Board Trustee Candidate Guide 2020 provide more details and information.
The Greater Saskatoon Catholic School website and the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Board Trustee Candidate Information 2020 provide more details and information.