These were some of the key stats and information that we shared during the 2016 general election campaign:
Key Election Numbers
Below are some key numbers (and interesting stats) related to the April 4 provincial election:
- This is Saskatchewan’s 28th General Election
- 61 constituencies (up three from the 2011 General Election)
- 268 candidates nominated, a record for a Saskatchewan general election.
- Previous high was 250 candidates in the 1982 General Election.
- There were 191 candidates in the 2011 General Election.
- 6 Registered Political Parties (RPP) in Saskatchewan.
- All six RPPs have candidates nominated for this election, as well as five independent candidates.
- 815,000 eligible voters for this election
- 750,893 registered voters on the revised voters list as of close of registration March 23, 2016
- 5 days of advance voting—March 29 to April 2
- Roughly 1,700 voting places
- More than 10,000 election workers are needed across Saskatchewan
- 336 Saskatchewan schools registered for Student Vote
Supplies and materials required for the April 4 election include:
- 1,134,000 ballots to be printed. (One per each eligible voter, plus a 10% overage in case of mistakes or ink smearing)
- 15,940 pens
- 12,080 zip lock bags
- 8,220 name badges and lanyards
- 7,970 pencils
- 7,970 pencil grips
- 4,110 pencil sharpeners
- 4,110 rulers
Download the election key numbers in pdf format.
Key Election Dates
The provincial general election was April 4.
Election Calendar format – PDF
Enumeration: The Chief Electoral Officer determines the enumeration period. Enumerators are allowed to enumerate between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. during this period.
Revisions: The Chief Electoral Officer determines the length of the revision period. Must be a minimum of one day, currently lasts for 12 days. Office hours during the revision period are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the returning offices (Monday – Friday) noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Writ Day (Start of election period): Any day between 34 and 27 days before election day. March 1 to March 8.
Nominations: Nomination papers are accepted by the Returning Officer beginning when the writ is issued until the deadline of 2 p.m. on March 19, 2016.
Advance Voting: Advance voting takes place the week before election day from Tuesday to Saturday. Advance voting locations are open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Friday (noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday). March 29 to April 2.
Last day to apply for absentee voting: Applications for absentee voting are due 8 days before election day March 28.
April 4 is Election Day: Always on a Monday. Voting places are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Last Day to get in Absentee Ballots: Absentee ballots must be received by noon 10 days after election day for envelopes postmarked no later than 8 p.m. on election day.
Final Count: 12 days after election day, or April 16.
Deadline for Financial Statements: Financial reports must be submitted three months after election day for candidates and six months for registered political parties.