September 7, 2017 – All 50 regular polls in the Saskatoon Fairview by-election opened on time at 9 a.m. this morning. They will remain open until 8 p.m.

After 8 p.m., ballots from a total of 55 ballot boxes will be opened and counted as part of the preliminary results. The 55 ballot boxes are comprised of:

  • 50 for regular polls on by-election day (11 different locations)
  • 3 for advance polls that were open August 31, September 1, 2, 3, and 5
  • 1 for a mobile poll (two personal care homes in the constituency)
  • 1 for a homebound poll (a total of 12 homebound applications were received)

One additional poll for absentee votes will be added to the Final Count on September 19, for a total of 56 ballot boxes. A total of 22 absentee ballots were given out to eligible voters. These 22 ballots will be counted during the Final Count.

The results will be posted after 8 p.m. at

A total of 12,809 voters were registered prior to the beginning of advance voting. Registered voters should have received a Voter Information Card (VIC) shortly after the writ of election was issued on August 11. This card details where and when to vote and what ID to bring. To make the voting experience easier and faster, voters should bring their VIC with them to vote today.

If you are an eligible voter and don’t have a VIC or don’t know where to vote, you can either look up your polling place online at or call 1-877-958-8683. Any eligible voter who is not yet registered can still register in person when they go to vote today.

All voters must show ID before receiving their ballot.

Elections Saskatchewan is the province’s independent, impartial, professional election management body. Given a mandate from the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly, it organizes, manages and oversees provincial electoral events. Find information for voters, workers, media, candidates and parties at


For more information contact:

Tim Kydd
Senior Director, Outreach & Communications
Elections Saskatchewan
[email protected]