Legislation requires Elections Saskatchewan to complete and make an election proclamation available. While the proclamation may not be as useful as it once was, it remains a valuable source of information on an election event.
The attached proclamations list all voting locations and times during voting week and the final day of voting. It also includes information on other voting opportunities, such as personal care facility voting. Proclamations will also be posted to our website on our event landing page at https://www.elections.sk.ca/2023byelections/.
Reminders – Deadlines
A brief reminder of two upcoming deadlines.
Monday, July 24 – Deadline for RPPs to confirm or update their information in accordance with section 226 of The Election Act, 1996. This can be done using the E-515 form, which is attached and can also be found here: https://www.elections.sk.ca/candidates-political-parties/forms-and-guides/.
Tuesday, July 25 at 2 p.m. – Nomination Deadline. Your candidates should make an appointment with their constituency Returning Officer to review and submit their nomination papers well in advance of this deadline. There is no ability to extend this deadline so please ensure this process is underway.
Updated Candidate Representative Guide
Given the changes that will take place during these by-elections due to the technology in use, we have updated and edited our E-418 Guide for Candidate Representatives. The updated guide includes information on what candidate representatives can and cannot do at voting locations including those which have technology deployed.
The E-418 is attached and can also be found here: https://www.elections.sk.ca/candidates-political-parties/forms-and-guides/.
Candidate and Party Election Expense Returns
While candidate and party election expense returns are not typically top of mind at the beginning of the writ period, I want to ensure you and your candidates (and their financial agents) are aware well in advance of the respective deadlines.
The deadline for candidates to file their election expense return will be on Friday, November 10. We encourage all candidates to file their return early.
The deadline for registered political parties to file their election expense return will be Monday, February 12.
Due to the timing of these two deadlines, I will be issuing several reminders and want to strongly encourage you to complete these tasks in advance.
Dr. Michael Boda
Chief Electoral Officer
Province of Saskatchewan