February 17, 2022. The Second Preliminary Count of ballots in the provincial constituency of Athabasca by-election is now complete. This count included vote by mail ballots received at Elections Saskatchewan’s head office by 8 p.m. on by-election day, February 15.

A total of 40 vote by mail ballot kits were mailed out for this event, and nine were returned by the February 15. These nine ballots have been counted and are included in the Second Preliminary Count tab on the event results website at: https://results.elections.sk.ca

Timelines for counting are:

First Preliminary Count. Took place after 8 p.m. on by-election day.

Second Preliminary Count. Took place today. Included vote by mail ballots received at Elections Saskatchewan’s head office by February 15.

Final Count. Takes place February 28. This includes vote by mail ballots received after February 15 but before the deadline of Noon on February 28. Note the final count may also include any in-person absentee ballots cast at the Athabasca Returning Office, hospital ballots and extraordinary ballots.

This infographic here details the above three counts.

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 Saskatchewan’s next general election, scheduled, by legislation, for October 28, 2024. 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]