Several elections this fall…clarifying election information for Saskatoon voters
Election advertising, signage and messages are all around us this fall in Saskatchewan. Many residents are receiving messages about when to vote, options to vote, and voting requirements. This may be confusing since the provincial, municipal (and even the American election) all take place within a 15-day window. It’s helpful to know the differences between the provincial and municipal (civic) elections.
Municipal government provides many civic services we all rely on and value every day. And importantly, decisions made at the City of Saskatoon impact your quality of life today and in the future. Make the choice to vote in Saskatoon’s 2020 Civic Election, it’s one of the most impactful things you can do for your community - and your city.
What you Need to Know:
- The 2020 Civic Election is November 9, 2020 – not to be confused with the provincial election taking place on October 26.
- In the Civic Election, eligible Saskatoon voters will cast their ballot for mayor, city councillors and public or Catholic school board trustees for the next four-year term.
- The official 2020 Voter’s Guide, with election information and candidate profiles, is now available online, and will also be sent to Saskatoon residents beginning October 19 via Canada Post. Next week, copies will be available at City Hall, Leisure Centres and Libraries while quantities last.
- Voters may encounter longer lines due to safety/sanitization protocols at the polls. Make your plan to vote early! Conveniently attend any advance poll location between October 30 to November 5 and take advantage of off-peak voting times.
- Voting safely is our priority. Learn more about COVID-19 safety protocols in place at all voting locations.
What you Need to Vote in Saskatoon’s 2020 Civic Election:
- If you’re planning to vote on Election Day, November 9, you’ll need to confirm your ward and voting location by entering your address at saskatoon.ca/mypoll or by checking in the 2020 Voter’s Guide.
- One piece of government-issued identification (ID) that contains a photo and address (a SK driver’s license is easiest) or two pieces of otherwise acceptable identification showing each with your name and one with your address.
- After presenting your ID, all voters must fill out a voter registration form.
- Save yourself time and fill out this form before you arrive to vote. Find the voter registration form on the back cover of the 2020 Voter’s Guide or print a copy from saskatoon.ca/vote2020.
- Remember, for Saskatoon’s 2020 Civic Election, no voter registration card is sent out and there is no voters list kept so you do not need to pre-register to vote.
The provincial election is October 26, 2020.
- Elections Saskatchewan keeps a voters list. The provincial election office sends out a voter registration card telling you where and when to vote for the October 26, 2020, General Election.
Your City. Your Choice. Your Vote. Saskatoon’s Civic Election is November 9, 2020.