The October 26, 2020 provincial election will be different than past electoral events in Saskatchewan. We will have new processes and safety measures in place to protect voters, election workers and candidate representatives at the polls and returning offices.
Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer of Saskatchewan, meets regularly with the Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab for guidance on how best to reduce risks associated with COVID-19. On May 4, 2020, Dr. Boda provided recommendations to the Government of Saskatchewan for planning an election with the presence of COVID-19. Here is a summary of those recommendations.
For the past few months we’ve been consulting with external experts and researching the best practices for allowing voting to take place safely at polling locations around the province. More details will come as this work continues.
Voting safely is our priority for this election. Some things you may notice include:
Read our media release here about the quantities of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that we’re ordering.
Voting by mail is an option for any eligible voter. The first step is to apply for a vote by mail application. Any voter can start this process today here on our website. Note that the voting kits including a ballot will not be mailed out to voters until closer to October 2020.
Election workers are people from all Saskatchewan communities who step up for one of our 13,000+ paid jobs during advance voting and on election day. Keeping our workers safe is vital to running an election.
We are working with staff in these facilities to allow for safe voting.
Don’t want to handle a physical card? Choose to receive your voter card electronically. For the first time in a Saskatchewan election, any voter can choose to receive their voter information card by text or email rather than regular postal mail.
Call us at 1-877-958-8683 or email at [email protected].