As of 2012, general elections in Saskatchewan are held every four years, or at any time (through a by-election) should a vacancy on Council occur. The next municipal election will be held November 9, 2020.
Information for Candidates
Can I be on Council?
To be eligible to be a candidate in a municipal election, you must be:
- 18 years of age on election day;
- a Canadian citizen;
- not disqualified from a candidate (as per legislation); and
- eligible to be nominated as provided for in The Local Government Election Act.
Interested in being on Council?
Anyone interested in running for Council should review the links below to familiarize themselves with the requirements and expectations of elected officials.
- Government of Saskatchewan Running for Municipal Office
- Government of Saskatchewan Information for New Municipal Council Members
- Government of Saskatchewan Municipal Council Member’s Handbook
Now that you have decided to run for Council, submit your nomination papers with the Returning Office during the nomination period. Nomination deadlines are legislated by the province and will be outlined in the Notice of Call for Nominations issued by the Town.
Information for Voters
Who can vote?
To be eligible to vote, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen;
- be at least 18 years of age and one of the following;
- have lived in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately before election day and:
- lived in the municipality (or on land now in the municipality) for at least three consecutive months immediately before election day; or
- be the owner of assessable land situated in the municipality (or land now situated in the municipality) for at least three consecutive months immediately before election day.
What do I need to vote?
On election day, you will be required to provide proof of identity to vote. The best option is to provide government-issued, valid photo ID that contains your name and address. Examples include:
- valid Saskatchewan driver’s licence;
- valid Saskatchewan ID card issued by SGI or any motor licence issuer; or
- any other valid government-issued photo ID issued by a Canadian government whether federal, provincial or municipal, or an agency of that government, so long as it includes your name and address.