Historically, by-election turnout in Saskatchewan has been lower than during general elections. There are a variety of potential reasons for this and it is not unique to Saskatchewan. Voter turnout as a percentage of registered voters is presented below.



% of Registered Voters

who Voted

Saskatoon Fairview 2017 By-Election 35.9%
2016 General Election 50.1%
Saskatoon Meewasin 2017 By-Election 40.6%
2016 General Election 57.6%


Lloydminster 2014 By-Election 40%
2011 General Election 40%
Saskatoon Northwest 2010 By-Election 56%
2007 General Election 81%
Regina Douglas Park 2009 By-Election 62%
2007 General Election 84%
Saskatoon Riversdale 2009 By-Election 56%
2007 General Election 75%

For more information on how our understanding of voter turnout needs to change to account for changes in voter registration methods, click here to read an op-ed published by the Chief Electoral Officer.