Information for Voters
Winter Storm Impacts
(Updated Thursday, November 12, 11:45 a.m.)
Due to inclement weather conditions and in accordance with the Ministerial Order issued on Monday, November 9, 2020, the general election scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2020 is postponed until Friday, November 13, 2020.
Section 26 of The Local Government Election Act, 2015 requires that if any polling place becomes unavailable, the returning officer shall name another place as an alternate polling place and by notice posted at the first-named polling place, direct the voters to the alternate polling place.
The returning officer closed all polls on, Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
All voters, who have not cast their ballot already, are directed to vote at any of the following polling locations on Friday, November 13, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.:
- Cosmo Civic Centre
- Lawson Civic Centre
- Lakewood Civic Centre
- Shaw Centre
- City Hall - Committee Room E
- Prairieland Park
- Ebenezer Baptist Church
Voter Assistance Terminal (VAT) is available at City Hall and support persons and service animals are welcome at all locations. Election workers will assist voters with mobility issues when requested.
Mail-In Ballot Update
Due to inclement weather conditions and in accordance with the Ministerial Order issued on Monday, November 9, 2020, mail-in ballots will be received by the election office until 8:00 pm on Friday, November 13. Visit saskatoon.ca/mailballot for more information.
Update to the Public Health Orders - Effective November 6
Effective Friday, November 6, all residents in Saskatoon are required to wear non-medical masks in indoor public spaces to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This means masks will be required at all voting locations on the postponed election day of November 13.
What you need to know:
- Voter Requirements - what do I need?
- Voting Options - Advance Polls, Drive-thru Advance Poll, Mail-In Ballot, Election Day
- Voting Locations - where can I vote?
- Accessibility - removing barriers and making voting easy for all eligible voters
- Election Safety - providing a safe voting experience for Saskatoon’s Civic Election
- 2020 Voter's Guide - candidate profiles, ward boundary changes, COVID-19 safety measures and more.
View the 2020 Voter's Guide to answer all of your 2020 Saskatoon Civic Election questions.
Voter Registration Form required at all voting locations:
Voters are required to complete a Voter Registration Form upon your arrival at any voting location. To save time at the polls, complete a Voter Registration Form before arriving.
The Saskatoon Civic Election does not use a voter's list so there is no voter card sent out prior to voters. This process is used in the provincial election.
Why vote in Saskatoon’s 2020 Civic Election?
Decisions made by municipal governments have a greater effect on residents’ lives than those made at the federal or provincial level. Municipal policies tend to have a larger impact on citizens’ quality of life and well-being. Municipal government provides the civic services we all rely on every day and value, impacting your community today and in the future. Yet, voter turnout in municipal elections tends to be lower than other levels of government. Voter turnout in Saskatoon, however, has continued to increase every four years.
Historical voter turnout: Saskatoon Civic Elections
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Think about the next four years. Mayor. City Councillors. Public School Board Trustees. Catholic School Board Trustees.
If you care about transit, local fire & police protection, well-maintained roads, property taxes, garbage/recycling collection, environmental progress at the city level, community water systems, land development, parking, or recreational & cultural facilities in Saskatoon, make the choice to vote in Saskatoon's civic election on November 13, 2020 (the general election scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2020 was postponed until Friday, November 13, 2020).
Levels of Government - Summary of Services.
Voting is your opportunity to turn your opinion - into action.
Municipal elections and school board trustee elections occur every four years, or at any time (through a by-election) should a vacancy on City Council or on one of the school boards occur. Voting in all elections is a responsibility of all eligible Canadian citizens.
Saskatoon's 2020 Civic Election. It’s your City. Your Choice. Your Vote.