March 10, 2020 – The Chief Electoral Officer announced today that Wexit Saskatchewan has completed the requirements to become a registered political party in Saskatchewan effective today.
The Election Act, 1996 sets out the requirements that a political party must meet in order to become registered. This includes submitting a petition in the prescribed form, signed by no fewer than 2,500 voters, 1,000 of whom must reside in at least 10 different constituencies, with a minimum of 100 voters from each of those constituencies. All signatures on the petition must have been written within 6 months of the date the political party’s application was submitted.
“Elections Saskatchewan has verified that Wexit Saskatchewan’s application to become a registered political party meets all requirements of The Election Act, 1996,” said Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer for Saskatchewan.
In Saskatchewan, a political party must be registered to incur expenses, solicit and receive contributions, participate in the Province’s political contributions tax credit regime, and field candidates for election to the Legislative Assembly. March 10 is the first day that Wexit Saskatchewan can issue tax receipts for contributions.
With the addition of Wexit Saskatchewan to the register of political parties, the province has six registered political parties. More information can be found at www.elections.sk.ca/ candidates-political-parties/political-parties/.
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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