Update on Voting and Personal Care Home Policy

Advance Voting

Advance voting began yesterday for this by-election and will continue until 10 p.m. on Monday, September 10. So far, there have been no issues or problems to inform you of. If you are interested in daily turnout numbers, you can find them on our Constituency of Regina Northeast by-election webpage (https://www.elections.sk.ca/voters/constituency-of-regina-northeast-by-election/), towards the bottom of the page under “Advance Voting Turnout (current and historical).” Yesterday, there were 360 advance voters, a decrease from the 460 who voted on the first day of advance voting in the 2016 general election.

Personal Care Home Policy for 29th General Election

While not related to the Regina Northeast by-election, I wanted to provide our registered political parties with a copy of an internal policy under development here at Elections Saskatchewan. The policy will be in effect for the next provincial general election and may have an impact on the work that you do. The policy formalizes our approach to providing voting services in personal care homes and seniors’ residential facilities and ensures our returning officers provide a consistent level of service across the province. A copy of the draft policy is attached. If you have comments or feedback, please send them to me by Friday, September 14.

Dr. Michael Boda
Chief Electoral Officer
Province of Saskatchewan