February 6, 2017 – Nominations of candidates are now being accepted by Elections Saskatchewan for the constituency of Saskatoon Meewasin by-election on March 2.

Per Section 31 of The Election Act, 1996, nomination day for candidates must be a minimum of 16 days before polling day (which is Feb. 14 for this by-election) 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, Feb. 14.

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

  • Be at least 18 years of age on March 2, 2017;
  • Be a Canadian citizen;
  • Have lived in Saskatchewan for at least six months before election day (Sept. 2, 2016); 

After determining your eligibility:

  • you file nomination papers that must include the signatures of at least four voters in the Saskatoon Meewasin 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, Communications & Outreach
Elections Saskatchewan
306.537.9211
Tim.kydd@elections.sk.ca