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 to choose their voting experience.
This fall, there are several options for you to vote your way, and to vote safely.
Advance Polls: Vote Early
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 Circle 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
- 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.
Mail-in Ballots are encouraged for all eligible voters, as a convenient option to stay safe and avoid line-ups and crowds.
- 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 Sunday, November 8, 2020.
- Voters must return their completed ballot to the Election Office by mail, courier, or in-person delivery by 8:00 pm Monday, November 9, 2020. Ballots received after this time are spoiled and will not count.
Homebound, Hospital, and Care Home Voting
Note: Due to COVID-19, finalized information on these options is still in development to ensure it mirrors that of Elections Saskatchewan's process and public health authority directives. Once these voting options are finalized, information will be provided and communicated to the public at large.
AutoMark 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 AutoMARK.
- Directly on the touch screen (various languages available)
- Keypad - includes Braille
- Rocker Paddle Device
- Sip-N-Puff Device
- Audio Headphones
Election Day, November 9: Polls Open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
- On Election Day, there will be 66 polling stations in local neighbourhoods across the city located in schools, library branches, and churches (including Whitecap Dakota First Nation for public school board trustee only).
- On Election Day, you must vote at the designated polling station for their neighbourhood, unlike advance polls where you may vote at any location.
- Do you know the ward you live in? Check using the Ward Finder.
- Find out where you go to vote; the helpful and easy-to-use interactive poll map located at saskatoon.ca/vote2020 will assist you.
- Eligible voters may ride Saskatoon Transit for free on Election Day. Watch for the voter transit pass included with the 2020 Voter's Guide in mid-October.
- Save time: before you arrive at the poll, fill in your voter registration form. This form will be included with the official 2020 Voter’s Guide delivered to residents in mid-October.
Note: The Election Team is responding to COVID-19 scenarios as they present themselves and will adapt appropriately to new safety protocols as directed. Information provided on this site is current at the time it is posted, updates will be provided as new information becomes available.