August 16, 2017 – Nominations of candidates are now being accepted for the constituency of Saskatoon Fairview by-election on September 7, 2017.

Per Section 31 of The Election Act, 1996, nomination day for candidates must be a minimum of 16 days before polling day and must not be on a Sunday or a holiday. Nomination papers must be filed with that candidate’s constituency returning officer before 2:00 p.m. on nomination day, August 22, 2017.

To qualify as a candidate in the Saskatoon Fairview by-election, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age on September 7, 2017;
  • Be a Canadian citizen;
  • Have lived in Saskatchewan for at least six months before the day the by-election was called (which is February 11, 2017);

After determining your eligibility:

  • you file nomination papers that must include the signatures of at least four voters in the Saskatoon Fairview constituency, and
  • pay a $100 nomination deposit.

More details on how to become a candidate are on our website at: http://www.elections.sk.ca/candidates-political-parties/candidates/.

The nomination form can also be found and downloaded from our site at:  http://www.elections.sk.ca/candidates-political-parties/forms-and-guides/.

Elections Saskatchewan is the province’s independent, impartial, professional election management body. Given a mandate from the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, it organizes, manages and oversees provincial electoral events. Find information for voters, workers, media, candidates and parties at www.elections.sk.ca.

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For more information contact:

Tim Kydd
Senior Director, Outreach & Communications
Elections Saskatchewan
306.537.9211
Tim.kydd@elections.sk.ca