August 5, 2020 – Ensuring voters and election workers can vote and work safely at the polls this fall is a priority for Elections Saskatchewan. Informing voters and workers on these new safety measures is behind the current advertising campaign, “Voting safely is our priority.”
“A provincial general election is Saskatchewan’s largest event with more than 815,000 registered voters and more than 13,000 election workers,” says Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer of Saskatchewan. “We want people to feel safe in participating in this event. Having an election during a pandemic means we need to make our polling locations safer and let the public know about these safety measures.”
The October 26, 2020 general election involves:
“Over the coming weeks, you’ll see our voting safely message in a variety of ways, including traditional and new media, as we aim to reach out to all voters, whether it’s their first-time voting, or they cast a ballot in all elections. I meet regularly with external experts, including the Chief Medical Health Officer, and as a result of these discussions we have put many new safety processes in place for this fall.”
Things voters will notice at advance and election day polls include:
Read more information about voting safely at: www.elections.sk.ca/votesafely.
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:
Senior Director, Outreach & Communications