Winter Storm Impact
(Updated Thursday, November 12, 4:10 p.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 *Voter Assist Terminal (VAT)*
- 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.
2020 Saskatoon Civic Election
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.
Voting safely is our priority
The City’s 2020 Civic Election Office is committed to public safety measures in place for all voters, candidates, and election workers. The Civic Election Team will respond accordingly to all public health orders and COVID-19 directives issued by the Province.
The Election Team will have people and technology in place to support various voting options. We are committed to removing barriers and making voting easy for all eligible voters. This includes recruiting election workers who also speak other languages in addition to English.
Voters should be prepared for a slower voting experience due to physical distancing measures, hand sanitizing, one-way/dedicated entrances and exits, and additional cleaning protocols. Voters are encouraged to consider taking advantage of advanced polls or the mail-in ballot option and choose their voting experience.
Voter Assist Terminals (VAT)
Voter Assist Terminals provide assistance for voters who are visually or physically impaired, allowing them to cast their ballot independently and privately. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place and all equipment will be sanitized between use. There are multiple ways for voters to interact and make choices on the ballot using the Voter Assist Terminal.
- Directly on the touch screen (various languages available)
- Keypad - includes Braille
- Rocker paddle device
- Sip-n-puff device
- Audio headphones
Due to COVID-19 it has been determined that homebound voting is not practicable due to the risk of transmitting the virus. The civic election team is following the lead of Elections Saskatchewan and, as such, homebound voting was to be administered through application for mail-in ballot.
Voting in hospitals and Parkridge Centre will take place on November 9 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Voting for in-patients only.
Special (Care Home) Voting
Check your care facility for details. Voting for in-patients/residents of facility only.
Mail-in Ballot (Applications Closed)
- Online applications can be made until midnight Friday, October 30, 2020. Apply for your mail-in ballot here.
- In-person applications can be made at the Election Office, 226 Cardinal Crescent, until 5:00 pm Thursday, November 12, 2020.
- Voters must return their completed ballot to the Election Office by mail, courier, or in-person delivery by 8:00 pm Friday, November 13, 2020. Ballots received after this time are spoiled and will not count.
Advance Polls: Vote Early (Completed)
Advance polls are spread across 10 locations in the city over a 7-day period. You can vote early at any advance poll, unlike on Election Day where you must vote at your designated polling station for your neighbourhood. Vote early: October 30 - November 5.
Note: Voter Assist Terminals (VAT) will be available at all advance poll locations except the drive-thru voting and The Centre Mall locations. Additional support persons and service animals are welcome at all voting places.
Drive-Thru Voting Advance Poll: Sunday, November 1, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Completed)
- NEW! Saskatoon’s first-ever drive-thru voting opportunity at 422-46th Street East in the North Industrial area (Saskatoon Access Transit building).
- Vote early and safely – you’ll stay dry and warm as you cast your vote from your vehicle! We expect this will be a very popular option.
- Save time: before you arrive at the drive-thru advance poll, fill in your voter registration form – this form will be included with the official 2020 Voter’s Guide delivered to residents mid-October.