August 11, 2017 – The writ of election for the constituency of Saskatoon Fairview was issued today by Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer of Saskatchewan, to Wendy De Sa, Saskatoon Fairview Returning Officer, for a by-election on September 7, 2017.
The Saskatoon Fairview seat has been vacant since the resignation of MLA Jennifer Campeau on June 26, 2017. Per Section 46(1) of The Legislative Assembly Act, 2007, a by-election to fill a vacancy in the Legislative Assembly must be held within six months after a seat becomes vacant.
“Since the MLA’s resignation in late June, my office has been planning for a by-election in Saskatoon Fairview,” says Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer of Saskatchewan. “We’re fortunate to have Wendy De Sa return as the returning officer, a position she held in the 2016 general election. Together with our head office team, they have opened a returning office, scouted out polling locations, recruited office staff and begun the numerous activities that are associated with administering a by-election.”
All the by-election information can be found at www.elections.sk.ca/fairview.
Key Dates for this by-election:
|Writ issued||August 11|
|Candidate nominations close||August 22|
|Advance voting||August 31, September 1, 2, 3, 5 (No advance voting Labour Day, September 4)|
|By-election day||September 7|
|Final count||September 19|
|Return of the writ||September 30|
Nomination papers for candidates are now being accepted. Nominations close August 22 at 2 p.m.
The Saskatoon Fairview Returning Office can be reached at:
Returning office hours are:
To vote in the Saskatoon Fairview by-election you must:
Any eligible voter in Saskatoon Fairview who was on the voters list for the April 2016 general election, does not need to re-register. However, if something has changed in your information, such as moving to a new residence, now is the time to update your voter information, either online at www.elections.sk.ca/voterregistration or by calling 1-877-958-8683.
Any eligible voter who does not register to get on the voters list by August 28 can still vote by registering in person during advance voting or on by-election day.
There are many ways to vote:
Details on the voting options is at www.elections.sk.ca/waystovote.
You must show ID to vote. A complete list of acceptable ID is at www.elections.sk.ca/bringid.
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