Nomination Period Closed
Candidate Nomination Closed
At 2 p.m. today, the candidate nomination period for the Athabasca by-election closed. The list of officially nominated candidates is as follows:
I want to ensure that you are aware that, during a by-election, there is no legislative provision for a candidate who resides outside of the constituency to be added to the voters list or to cast a ballot. This differs from a general election where the candidate as well as their spouse and dependents can vote (and be added to the voters list) under Section 16(5) of The Election Act, 1996. That section of the Act is only applicable during a general election and not during by-elections.
Vote by Mail Reminder
The deadline for voters to apply to vote by mail is end of day on Wednesday, February 2. I’ve mentioned several times to you that I believe Vote by Mail is a good option for every voter in this by-election as it can help to ensure they can cast their ballot even if they are forced to isolate due to COVID-19 or a winter storm makes travel to their voting location impossible. Over the next few days, I hope that you will continue to encourage your supporters and contacts to consider Vote by Mail as an option for this by-election. I very much appreciate your cooperation in this regard.
Upcoming Deadlines and Key Dates
Just a few quick reminders of upcoming deadlines and key dates:
Thank you for your attention to these important dates and deadlines.
Dr. Michael Boda
Chief Electoral Officer
Province of Saskatchewan
All information related to the Athabasca by-election can be found online at www.elections.sk.ca/athabasca.