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ELECTION DAY HAS BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH DUE TO THE SEVERE WINTER STORM 

HOW MANY POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

MUNICIPAL & SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES RUNNING
Mayor 1 2
Councillor 6 19
Public School Trustee 3 6
Separate School Trustee 1 2

 

Be sure to Check out the Who’s Running tab to find out more information about all of the candidates!

HOW DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?

The City of Swift Current does not maintain a voters list. You will not receive a voter’s card in the mail. 

All eligible voters are required to make a declaration at the polls. In order to reduce your wait time at the polls, print and complete the Voter Registration Form ahead of time. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?

An elector must vote in the municipality and school division in which they reside or must be the owner of assessable land situated within the municipality. 

A person can be registered to vote if he/she:

  • Is a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years of age on the day of the election;
  • Has resided in the City or on land now in the City for at least three (3) consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election; or
  • Is the owner of assessable land situated in the City or of land now situated in the City for at least three (3) consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election; and
  • Is a Saskatchewan resident for the past six (6) months immediately preceding the day of the election.

In the case of a school division, a person can be registered as a voter if he/she:

  • Is a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years of age on the day of the election;
  • Has resided in the school division or on land now in the school division for at least three (3) consecutive months immediately preceding the day of election; and
  • Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the day of the election. 

A person who is registered as a voter in a Public School Division is not qualified to be registered as a voter in any other School Division.

In the case of a Separate School Division, in addition to the requirement set out above, voters must be of the religious faith of the minority that established that separate school division.

WHERE CAN I VOTE?

 There are three different options available for electors to cast their vote:

1. ON ELECTION DAY  

Polls will be open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at three polls held at: 

  • Poll #1 – Trailview Alliance Church
  • Poll #2 – Innovation Credit Union i-Plex Auditorium
  • Poll #3 – Chinook Golf Course

**Electors MUST vote at the designated polling place closest to their residence. 

2. AT AN ADVANCE POLL

Advance Polls are scheduled for November 1st – November 5th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily at the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex Auditorium.

3. BY MAIL-IN BALLOT

The Mail-in ballot option is available to ALL Electors to avoid voting in-person. All mail-in ballot applications must be received prior to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5th.

The mail-in ballot application package is available for pick up at City Hall or you can view and print it here. Once complete they may be submitted:

  • In-Person to the Returning Officer at City Hall by appointment – call (306) 778-2768.
  • By Mail: Returning Officer - City of Swift Current; Box 340; Swift Current SK S9H 3W1.
  • Drop off anytime in the Night Deposit Box located on the west-side of City Hall at 177 1st Avenue NE (next to bench).
  • By Email: election@swiftcurrent.ca.

Mail-In Ballot application requirements:

  •  Form C & R- Voter Registration Form/ Declaration of Person Requesting Mail-In Ballot
    Form with declaration signed by voter and witness.
  • A photocopy of one piece of government-issued identification that contains your photograph, your name and address endorsed with a witness signature OR two pieces of otherwise acceptable forms of identification endorsed with a witness signature. PLEASE NOTE: A list of acceptable ID and allowable witnesses can be found on our website.

If you do not have a printer and would like to apply for a mail- in ballot, contact the Returning Officer to pick up a printed application package or to apply in person.

Ballots will be delivered with instructions and need to be completed and returned before 8 p.m. on Election Day.

 

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