Saskatoon Meewasin By-Election set for Monday, September 26
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 Saskatoon Meewasin. By-election day will be Monday, September 26, 2022.
An election calendar listing key dates is attached.
Returning Office Contact Information
The returning officer for the constituency of Saskatoon Meewasin is Mr. Lloyd Howey. I know that Lloyd and his returning office team will offer excellent service to you, your candidates, and the voting public. Contact information for the returning office is below:
616 Duchess Street, Saskatoon SK, S7K 0R1
Returning office hours for this by-election will be:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
Labour Day (September 5) – Closed
As shown on the election calendar, the nomination deadline is 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 10.
Our legislation does not allow the Chief Electoral Officer to provide for an extension of the nomination deadline so please ensure that your candidates are aware of this important deadline.
Update to Register of Political Parties – Section 226
Section 226 of The Election Act, 1996 required registered political parties to update (or to confirm) the information found in the register of political parties within ten days of the writs of election being issued. Your leader or chief official agent is also required to inform the Chief Electoral Officer as to how they wish the name of the party or its abbreviation (or both) to appear on the ballot and other election documents. This notice can be completed using the E-515 Confirmation of Party Details/Designation of Representatives for an Election Period form, which is attached and can also be found on our website here.
This is also an opportunity for your party leader to designate a representative to endorse candidates for the by-election if they wish to do so. I will send one more reminder of this requirement closer to the deadline. Contact Aaron Thompson at [email protected] if you have questions on this process or on the requirement to inform the CEO as to how your party should appear on the ballot.
Preliminary List of Voters
A preliminary list of voters for the constituency of Saskatoon Meewasin will be uploaded to our secure file sharing site by noon tomorrow, August 30. If you have questions, please contact Jordan Arendt, Director of IT, at [email protected]
All the best during this event. I will continue to communicate our plans to you through By-Election Communiques and I ask that you share this information with candidates and business managers as well.
Dr. Michael Boda
Chief Electoral Officer
Province of Saskatchewan
All information related to the Meewasin By-Election can be found online at www.elections.sk.ca/saskatoonmeewasin2022.