Preliminary Results and Upcoming Key Dates

Preliminary Results

Yens Pedersen of the N.D.P. gained the most votes during last evening’s preliminary count in the Regina Northeast by-election. The vote count is as follows:

  • Yens Pedersen, New Democratic Party (N.D.P.) – 2,676
  • Gary Grewal, Saskatchewan Party – 1,945
  • Ken Grey, PC Party of Saskatchewan – 142
  • Jessica Schroeder, Saskatchewan Green Party – 96
  • Reid Hill, Saskatchewan Liberal Party – 65
  • Mark W Regel, Western Independence Party of Saskatchewan – 37

These are, of course, only the preliminary results. The final count will be held on Monday, September 24 in the returning office (650 Henderson Drive, Regina). Absentee votes will be counted at that time and official results will be released upon completion.

Turnout, as a percentage of registered voters, was 39.89 percent. In the 2016 general election, turnout as a percentage of registered voters was 57.81 percent.

Key Dates

Here are a few key dates related to this by-election:

  • Monday, September 24, 2018 – The Final Count will be held at the Regina Northeast returning office.
  • Friday, October 5, 2018 – The returning officer will return the writ of election to my office, formally ending the election period.
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 – Deadline for candidates to file their audited return of election expenses.
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 – Deadline for registered political parties to file their audited return of election expenses.

Barring something unexpected happening over the next few days, I will be in touch with you towards the end of next week with information on the Final Count.

Thank you all for your cooperation over the past several weeks and I look forward to working with you through the completion of the Final Count and the Return to the Writ.

Dr. Michael Boda
Chief Electoral Officer
Province of Saskatchewan