Vote by Mail available & Info on Administrative Pilots
Vote by Mail Now Available
I want to ensure that you are aware that we have opened our Vote by Mail portal for the Meewasin by-election. Eligible voters can now apply and, once the by-election is called, Elections Saskatchewan will send them a ballot package in the mail. Ballot packages will not be mailed until the by-elections is called and the writ has been issued. Vote by Mail is a safe, convenient option for voters, and I hope that you will promote this option to your supporters in the constituency of Meewasin.
Interested and eligible voters can visit here and begin the application process.
Non-Legislated Pilot Projects
Last week, I provided you with information on a number of pilot projects that we are undertaking in accordance with section 5.1 of The Election Act, 1996. At that time, I mentioned that we are also pursuing several items which do not involve legislative changes, and which can be achieved through administrative changes alone.
Not all of these items will have a direct impact on you or your candidate, but I want to ensure that our registered political parties are aware of what their election management body is working on. For Saskatoon Meewasin, we are piloting, through administrative means, the following:
The next three changes can be traced back to the administrative commitments I made in Volume III of A Report on the Twenty-Ninth General Election:
Boundary Commission – Website Online
Finally, on a non-Meewasin note, I wanted to ensure you are aware that the website for the Constituency Boundary Commission has launched – www.saskboundaries.ca. The website will contain information on the publication of the Interim Report, which must be submitted to the Clerk of the Executive Council next week as well as on public hearings, which will be held in September.
The Commission also a has a Twitter account to share information that you may wish to follow – @saskboundaries.
While I may continue to share key events and updates from the Boundary Commission, I would encourage you to visit the website and make note of Commission activities. The delimitation of constituency boundaries is an important process, and it is best served by robust participation from key stakeholders, including registered political parties.
Dr. Michael Boda
Chief Electoral Officer
Province of Saskatchewan