October 10, 2020 – The candidate nomination period ended today at 2 p.m. with a total of 236 candidates officially filing their nomination papers with their local returning office.
“Another indicator of a healthy democracy is participation from candidates who choose to let their name appear on provincial election ballots,” says Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer of Saskatchewan. “We have representation from all six registered political parties in Saskatchewan plus three independent candidates. All of them will now appear on ballots in their respective constituencies when advance voting begins Oct. 20.”
With the close of nominations, ballot printing will begin. A total of 1,336,000 ballots will be printed and then distributed to the 61 constituencies prior to the advance voting period.
Ballot printing photo/video op in Regina
11 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Signature PrintIt, 1117 – 8th Avenue, Regina
Dr. Boda will be available for interviews and photos/video of ballot printing. Please bring a mask to be inside the printing area. Photos of ballot printing will be added to our website Tuesday afternoon for out-of-town media to use.
Vote by Mail ballots
The deadline for vote by mail ballot applications to be received at Elections Saskatchewan is midnight on Thursday, October 15. After this deadline, no additional vote by mail applications will be accepted. The only options for people to vote at this point are during advance voting or on election day, October 26. As of today, 36,907 vote by mail applications have been received.
Voters can apply online for a vote by mail ballot at votebymail.elections.sk.ca or by calling 1-877-958-8683.
How safe and secure is a vote by mail ballot in Saskatchewan? Watch this video here.
Returning officers and their teams around the province continue recruiting election workers. We expect to need between 15,000 and 17,000 workers for both advance voting and election day. These are paid jobs with an election day worker earning roughly $230 that day alone. Training sessions for workers are underway and will continue up until the start of advance voting.
Media Briefing #2: Voting Safely is our Priority
11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 15, 2020
Media are invited to join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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Elections Saskatchewan (ESK) is the province’s nonpartisan election management body and an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. ESK directs and supervises the administration of provincial electoral events, including the 2020 provincial election.
Information for voters, workers, media, candidates and parties at www.elections.sk.ca.
For more information contact:
Senior Director, Outreach & Communications