February 6, 2018 – Nominations of candidates are being accepted for three by-elections on March 1 in the constituencies of Kindersley, Melfort and Swift Current.

Per Section 31 of The Election Act, 1996, nomination day for candidates must be a minimum of 16 days before polling day and must not be on a Sunday or a holiday. Nomination papers must be filed with that candidate’s constituency returning officer before 2:00 p.m. on nomination day, February 13, 2018.

To qualify as a candidate in these three by-elections, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age on March 1, 2018;
  • Be a Canadian citizen;
  • Have lived in Saskatchewan for at least six months before the day the by-election was called (which is August 2, 2017);

After determining your eligibility, a candidate:

  • files nomination papers that include signatures of at least four voters in your constituency, and
  • pays a $100 nomination deposit.

More details on how to become a candidate are on our website at: www.elections.sk.ca/candidates-political-parties/candidates/.

The nomination form can also be found and downloaded from our site at:  www.elections.sk.ca/candidates-political-parties/forms-and-guides/.

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 www.elections.sk.ca.


For more information contact:

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