Homebound voting application deadline is February 22

February 21, 2017 – Saskatoon Meewasin voters who are homebound with a disability and wish to vote from home in the March 2 by-election are reminded that the deadline to apply is quickly approaching.

If you are homebound due to a disability, you can complete an application form to have an election official come to your home so you and your caregiver, if eligible, can both cast a ballot.

The homebound voting application is available here for download. After completing the application, the next step is either emailing it to the Saskatoon Meewasin Returning Office at SME@elections.sk.ca or dropping it off in person at the returning office, 219 Primrose Drive (inside the Saskatoon Kinsmen/Henk Ruys Soccer Centre).

The deadline to apply for homebound voting is Feb. 22.

“Homebound voting is an innovation that we offered for the first time in Saskatchewan’s history during the April 2016 general election,” says Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer of Saskatchewan. “During that election, eligible voters who were unable to vote at an advance or election day poll due to a medical condition or disability, or due to caring for an individual with a medical condition or disability, now had this option to vote. An election official attended the voter’s home and administered the voting process.”

“We had 574 people take advantage of this option during the general election and vote from home. This number is likely to increase over time as more voters become aware of it. We want to ensure eligible Saskatoon Meewasin voters know this may be a more convenient option for casting a ballot and participating in an election.”

More information on the Saskatoon Meewasin by-election is available here.

This constituency has been vacant since the passing of Roger Parent, MLA for Saskatoon Meewasin, on November 29, 2016.

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