How elections work

Saskatchewan road and hillsThere are elections on several levels in Canada, including federal, provincial, municipal and school boards.

Elections Saskatchewan is responsible for only provincial elections and other electoral events.

In Saskatchewan, an election is called when the Lieutenant Governor dissolves the legislature by dropping “the writ”, usually at the Premier’s request.

In our “First Past the Post” system each eligible Saskatchewan voter is allowed to cast one vote for one of the candidates in their constituency.

Saskatchewan is divided into 61 constituencies.

In each constituency candidates vie to be elected and the candidate with the most votes becomes elected. In the province as a whole, the party with the most candidates elected becomes the government and the leader of that party becomes the Premier.

 

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