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Election Safety Protocol

The general election scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2020 was postponed until Friday, November 13, 2020

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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 election day, November 13.

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.

Safety measures in place at all polling places:

  • 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.

  • 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 any polling place.
  • Bring your own marking device (ink, not pencil).
  • Plan to vote early to avoid lineups and longer wait times.

Stay home if feeling unwell. Explore alternative voting methods such as mail-in ballot.

The Election Team will respond accordingly to any new public health orders and COVID-19 directives as issued by the Province.