Election Safety Protocol
Voting safely is our priority.
We are committed to providing a safe voting experience for Saskatoon’s Civic Election where eligible voters will cast their ballot for mayor, city councillors, public and Catholic school board trustees.
Just like shopping at your local grocery store, there will be similar processes and safety measures in place to protect voters and election workers at all voting locations. We’ve also taken measures to protect candidates and their agents at the election returning office. Due to sanitization protocols and the other safety measures, voters may encounter longer voting times.
Vote early, vote safely. Apply today for your mail-in ballot package (online application deadline October 30, 2020) Or, attend the first ever Drive-Thru Voting Advance Poll on Sunday, November 1.
Safety measures in place for voters at all advance polls and on Election Day:
- One-way directional traffic entering.
- Physical distancing and capacity limits. Voters will be asked to stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart.
- Hand sanitizer available prior to entering.
- Ongoing sanitization of common surfaces.
- Election workers will wear masks and gloves.
- Protective dividers separating voters from election workers.
Working safely is our priority. We’re committed to help keep election workers safe.
- All election workers will be provided with personal protective equipment: masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, physical dividers.
- Workers are encouraged to wash/sanitize hands throughout the day.
Voters are encouraged to
· Wear a mask while attending an advance poll or on Election Day.
· Bring your own marking device (ink, not pencil).
· Plan to vote early to avoid lineups and longer wait times.
Stay at home if feeling unwell. Avoid not being able to vote by exploring other voting options such as mail-in ballot or advance voting.
The Civic Election Team will respond accordingly to any new public health orders and COVID-19 directives as issued by the Province.