February 2, 2018 – Provincial by-elections will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in the constituencies of Kindersley, Melfort and Swift Current. These electoral events will fill vacancies in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

“My office has been planning for by-elections in Kindersley and Swift Current since last August, and for a by-election in Melfort since December,” says Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer of Saskatchewan. “Over the past few months, we have been hiring senior field leaders, preparing returning offices to open, and completing our pre-event evaluations of polling places. It’s been a busy period, but one of our primary responsibilities as an institution is to always be ready for an electoral event, or in this case, three electoral events.”

Information on all three by-elections can be found at www.elections.sk.ca/2018byelections.

Key Dates for all three by-elections:

Writ issued — February 2
Candidate nominations close — February 13
Advance voting — February 23 to 27
By-election day — March 1
Final count — March 13
Return of the writ — March 24

The three constituency returning offices can be reached at:

Kindersley:

  • 544 Atlantic Avenue, Kerrobert, SK, S0L 1R0
  • Office phone number: 306-834-6580
  • Office toll-free number: 1-833-597-9490
  • Office fax: 306-834-6583
  • Office email: [email protected]

Melfort:

  • 620F Saskatchewan Drive East, Melfort, SK, SOE IAO
  • Office phone number: 306-752-6180
  • Office toll-free number: 1-833-863-6476
  • Office fax: 306-752-6184
  • Office email: [email protected]

Swift Current:

  • 197 4th Avenue NW, Swift Current, SK, S9H 0E9
  • Office phone number: 306-778-8904
  • Office toll-free number: 1-844-787-4163
  • Office fax: 306-778-8907
  • Office email: [email protected]

Constituency returning office hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday – closed
  • February 19 (Family Day) – closed

To vote in these by-elections you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen;
  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Have lived in Saskatchewan since August 2, 2017;
  • Ordinarily be a resident of the constituency.

Eligible voters need to be registered to vote. Most are already registered. Voters can go online to check if their registration information is current, or to register as a new voter, by visiting www.elections.sk.ca/voterregistration or by calling 1-877-958-8683. Any eligible voter who does not register by February 21 can still vote by registering in person during advance voting (February 23 to 27) or on by-election day (March 1).

There are many ways to vote:

  • On by-election day (March 1)
  • In advance voting (February 23 to 27)
  • In your home (Homebound Voting)
  • By mail (Absentee Voting)

Details on the voting options is at www.elections.sk.ca/waystovote.

You must show ID to vote. A complete list of acceptable ID is at www.elections.sk.ca/id.

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. Information for voters, workers, media, candidates and parties at www.elections.sk.ca.

 

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For more information contact:

Tim Kydd
Senior Director, Outreach & Communications
Elections Saskatchewan
306.537.9211
[email protected]a