RNE by-election set for Wednesday, September 12
Earlier today, I received an order from the Lieutenant Governor in Council instructing me to issue a writ of election to our returning officer in the Constituency of Regina Northeast. By-election day will be Wednesday, September 12.
An election calendar listing key dates is attached. For hard copies of this calendar, please email Richard Hall at [email protected]
Returning Office Contact Information
The returning officer for the constituency of Regina Northeast is Ms. Helen Sukovieff. I know that Helen and her returning office team will offer excellent service to you, your candidates and the voting public. Contact information for the returning office is below:
|Address:||650 Henderson Drive, Regina, SK S4N 5X3|
|Telephone:||306.787.3363 / 1.833.787.3363|
The nomination deadline for the by-election will be 2 p.m., Monday, August 27. This is a legislated deadline and I would encourage you to have your candidates contact the returning officer to set up an appointment to review the package and clarify any issues or questions well in advance of nomination day. Nominations can be filed anytime after the writ drops before the legislated deadline – there is no need to wait until the last day. Nomination papers are available at https://www.elections.sk.ca/candidates-political-parties/forms-and-guides/.
A complete nomination package must include:
|(1)||Form E-405||Nomination Paper|
|(2)||Form E-401||Appointment/Consent of the Business Manager of a Candidate|
|(3)||Form E-403||Appointment/Consent of the Auditor of a Candidate|
|(4)||Form E-517||Declaration of a Candidate’s Political Affiliation|
|(5)||$100 Nomination Deposit (money order or certified cheque made payable to the Minister of Finance)|
A guide to completing the nomination package can be found at the link above. If you have questions, contact Jennifer Colin at 306.787.4061 or by email at [email protected]
Preliminary Voters List
A preliminary voters list for Regina Northeast will be available by 12 noon on Friday, August 17 in both PDF and CSV format. If you have a user account for our FTP site, the list will be available for you to download. If you do not have a user account or if you cannot remember your login/password, contact Son Lu, IT Analyst, at [email protected]
Update to Register of Political Parties
As is the case for all recent elections, Section 226 of The Election Act, 1996 requires registered political parties to update (or confirm) the information found in the register of political parties within ten days of a writ of election being issued. This statement must be in writing and must be signed by the party leader. The leader can also designate a representative to endorse a candidate. The deadline for this is Monday, August 27. These statements can be scanned and emailed to Jennifer Colin at the email address above – we do not require a hard copy. It can be sent as a letter, or using the form found under the Forms and Guides section of the Candidates and Parties portion of our website.
As has been our past practice, I will communicate with you, as Chief Official Agent of your party, through these formal by-election communiques. We ask that share these documents with your candidates and key officials as well so that everyone is aware of the direction and information coming from my office.
I want to wish you all the best through this by-election period and hope that you won’t hesitate to be in touch with questions or comments.
Dr. Michael Boda
Chief Electoral Officer
Province of Saskatchewan