Information for Voters
The City of Saskatoon is asking eligible voters, who can do so, to make a plan to take advantage of early voting opportunities for the upcoming 2020 Civic Election on Monday, November 9. Due to the larger than expected response for mail-ballots, days before application deadline, the Election Office is asking the public to consider all the options available to them. These options include voting at any advance poll October 30 – November 5 or voting on Election Day, November 9.
For more information on your early voting options, and the COVID-19 precautions in place at all voting locations, review information below.
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 9, 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.