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.
For more information contact:
Senior Director, Communications & Outreach