October 26, 2020. After five days of advance voting and two months of vote by mail ballot applications, election day has arrived in Saskatchewan.

“Organizing and delivering a provincial election during a pandemic has been challenging and we are really encouraged by the participation so far,” says Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer of Saskatchewan. “Over the past week and today, we have had about 15,000 Saskatchewan residents serving our province and their communities as election workers. We’ve had a record number of vote by mail applications since August and record advance voting turnout last week. These are signs of a healthy democracy even in uncertain times.”

At 9 a.m. today, 2,814 polls opened in 1,143 locations around Saskatchewan. They will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight. After 8 p.m. ballots from advance voting, election day and personal care facilities will be counted. Starting Oct. 28, vote by mail ballots will begin counting. The Final Count on Nov. 7 will include all vote by mail ballots plus ballots cast at returning offices, hospital, remand and temporarily displaced voter ballots, and extraordinary voting ballots.

Breakdown of how ballots will be counted

Breakdown by constituency of total advance voting turnout, vote by mail packages, and total registered voters

To vote you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have lived in Saskatchewan for at least 6 months before the day the election is called
  • Ordinarily be a resident of Saskatchewan

Voters can find their poll location either on their voter information card or by typing in their address at www.elections.sk.ca/wheredoivote.

First Preliminary Count election results from tonight at https://results.elections.sk.ca/

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:

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