Advance voting over and by-election day tomorrow.

By-Election Day      

Polls will be open for by-election day voting tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. You should all have information on polling locations, but if you have questions, please contact Jennifer Colin.

If your candidates or their representatives encounter issues tomorrow, please have them contact the local returning office or our head office as appropriate. I look forward to working with all of you to facilitate this process.

If I need to contact you tomorrow with information, I will do so formally through a Communique.

Results Reporting

We expect that results will begin being posted tomorrow by 9 p.m. if not earlier. You can view our results page at http://results.elections.sk.ca. The page is active if you would like to have a look – the layout is slightly different than past by-elections as we need to report three sets of results as opposed to just one.

In terms of the numbers of ballot boxes that will be reported on tomorrow, they are as follows:

  • Kindersley – 55 ballot boxes consisting of:
    • 44 regular polls;
    • 7 advance polls; and
    • 4 mobile polls.

During the final count on Tuesday, March 13, two additional ballot boxes, one for absentee votes and one for hospital/remand votes, will be added for a total of 57 ballot boxes. There were no homebound applications in Kindersley, therefore no homebound ballot box.

  • Melfort – 58 ballot boxes consisting of:
    • 48 regular polls;
    • 4 advance polls;
    • 5 mobile polls; and
    • 1 homebound poll.

During the final count on Tuesday, March 13, two additional ballot boxes, one for absentee votes and one for hospital/remand votes, will be added for a total of 60 ballot boxes.

  • Swift Current – 52 ballot boxes consisting of:
    • 43 regular polls;
    • 3 advance polls;
    • 5 mobile polls; and
    • 1 homebound poll.

During the final count on Tuesday, March 13, two additional ballot boxes, one for absentee votes and one for hospital/remand votes, will be added for a total of 54 ballot boxes.

Advance Voting – Picking up Copies of the E-317

As mentioned in my Communique dated February 21, 2018, copies of the “E-317 – Poll Book for Voters who Voted at Advance” will be available for pickup after 1 p.m. today.

Please ensure that the person who picks up this document (if it is not the candidate) has a signed copy of the E-417 “Appointment of Candidate’s Representative” form with them. We need this form as verification that the information is being released to an authorized representative of the candidate. If the individual picking up the E-317 has not been designated as a candidate’s representative, blank E-417A forms can be found at http://www.elections.sk.ca/candidates-political-parties/forms-and-guides/e-417a.pdf. The form must be completed in advance of picking up the E-317. If the E-417A is only be used for someone to pick up the E-317, the bottom portion of the document, labeled “For Use by a Deputy Returning Officer Within a Polling Place” does not need to be completed.

All the best to you, your candidates, and your parties tomorrow.

Dr. Michael Boda
Chief Electoral Officer
Province of Saskatchewan

 

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