Condo Access & New Interpretation Bulletin
Condo Access – Update
As I explained in my last (August 7) Communique, we have been working with ISC to obtain an extract of all properties within the province identified as “condo parcels” and to add the name and address of the authorized agent for the condo parcel. I believe this information will be of assistance as you plan your campaign activities.
This information is now available for download on our FTP site. Upon receiving the data, we added several pieces of information including the provincial constituency, “matched address,” person count, unit count and building count. With the exception of provincial constituency, which is self-explanatory, these categories refer to:
If you have questions about this data, or if you need assistance gaining access to our FTP site, you can contact Jordan Arendt, Director of IT, at [email protected].
Also, The Election Act, 1996 requires that Elections Saskatchewan provide third parties with confirmation that candidates have a right to access condominiums and multi-residential apartment buildings if required. However, the actual right to access is outlined in The Condominium Property Act and The Residential Tenancies Act which fall under the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice.
We have worked with the Ministry of Justice to develop some materials including an information sheet that candidates and canvassers can print off and take with them when they go campaigning. This form is called the E-420 Right to Access and I have attached a copy and it can also be found on our website here: https://cdn.elections.sk.ca/upload/WEB-E-420.pdf.
New Interpretation Bulletin
A new Interpretation Bulletin has been issued and a copy is attached.
ESKIB-2020/02 Auditor Preparation of Written Reports: This Interpretation Bulletin addresses how section 243.1 of the Act, which clarifies that the penalties for a registered political party exceeding the expense limits set out in section 243, will be applied only when election expense limits are exceeded and will not apply if a registered political party exceeds the annual advertising limit.
Questions on Interpretation Bulletins can be directed to Jennifer Colin, Deputy CEO, at [email protected].
Dr. Michael Boda
Chief Electoral Officer
Province of Saskatchewan