October 29, 2020, 1 p.m. The Second Preliminary Count of ballots for Saskatchewan’s 29th General Election resumed for a second day at 9 a.m. this morning. This count consists of all vote by mail ballots received up until 8 p.m. on election day.
This morning counting resumed on 12 constituencies that were started yesterday but not completed, as well as 14 new constituencies. Yesterday, this round of counting was completed for 36 of the province’s 61 constituencies. As of 1 p.m. today, counting in an additional 13 constituencies had been completed.
Results are being updated throughout the day here:
The number you see in the Counted column on the far right of the results page has been distributed accordingly to the candidate totals on the left side of the results page.
Since 8 p.m. on election day, Elections Saskatchewan has received and approved (as of 12 noon October 29) 8,827 additional vote by mail ballots. These ballots will be counted at the Final Count, beginning Saturday, November 7. The Final Count will also include in-person ballots cast at returning offices, hospital, remand and temporarily displaced voter ballots, and extraordinary voting ballots. Vote by mail ballots returned after the deadline of Noon on November 5 will not be counted.
“This morning I met with Chief Official Agents from registered political parties that have been in attendance. They were reminded of the importance of political party representatives observing the count so as to reinforce the integrity of the counting process, but also that results are not to be shared until they are distributed publicly via the Elections Saskatchewan results website. The maintenance of trust in Saskatchewan’s electoral processes by voters, political parties and candidates is Elections Saskatchewan’s highest priority,” says Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer of Saskatchewan.
Reminder that election results will only be official following the Final Count which begins November 7. Until then, Elections Saskatchewan will provide updated information on its results website as it becomes available.
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.
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