Information for Voters

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a. Mail-in Ballot Option

 

 

Mail-in Ballot applications must be received by the Returning Officer on or before 4:00 p.m. on November 5th, 2020.  Eligible voters will then receive a ballot package in the mail in October. 

To use the mail-in ballot option, you are required to complete the following: 

  • Voter Registration and Mail-in Ballot Application Form with declaration signed by voter and witness. Click here.
  • 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.

An eligible witness is described as one of the following:  

i) a family member as defined by Table 2 (Vouching), someone living at the same address or building, providing the witness is an eligible voter for the upcoming municipal election, and the witness has known the voter for at least two (2) years;

ii) an occupation-based professional who is registered and/or licensed to practice their profession within the Province of Saskatchewan and currently working in that field, namely: judge, dentist, doctor, pharmacist, lawyer, accountant, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public, teacher, social worker, and law enforcement officer; or

iii) any Saskatchewan Health Authority employee currently employed within the City of Swift Current at the Cypress Regional Hospital, a senior assisted-living facility, a long-term care facility or care home governed by or affiliated with the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

A photocopy of one piece of government-issued identification of the witness is also needed if the witness is not an ‘occupation based professional’ or ‘Saskatchewan Health Authority’ employee.

To print a copy of the entire Mail-in Ballot Package, please click here

Submit your complete Mail-in Ballot Application along with your acceptable form of identification signed registration form and a copy of your photo ID endorsed with the witness signature one of the following ways:

MAIL – The mail-in ballot application package can be printed, completed and mailed to the Election office at Box 340, Swift Current SK  S9H 3W1

EMAIL - The mail-in ballot application package can be printed, completed and e-mailed to the Election Office at election@swiftcurrent.ca.

NIGHT DEPOSIT BOX - Voters may drop off their mail-in ballot application anytime in the night deposit box located on the west-side of City Hall at 177 1st Avenue NE (next to bench).

IN PERSON - Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all in person application will require an appointment to be made in advance, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 306-778-2768 for an available date and time. 

All mail-in ballot applications will be reviewed. If the application does not meet the identification requirements or is insufficient or illegible, applicants will be asked to submit their application in-person. Eligible voters will then receive a ballot package in the mail in Mid to Late October which is to be completed and returned prior to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE CLOSE OF POLLS ON ELECTION DAY IN ORDER TO BE COUNTED.

b. Voting Opportunities

An advance poll will be available for all electors to vote prior to Election Day on the following dates and times: 

Innovation Credit Union i-Plex:

  • November 1st, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • November 2nd, 2020 from  3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • November 3rd, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • November 4th, 2020 from  3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • November 5th, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Special Polls will be established for the residents and/or those receiving care at the facilities listed below during the specified dates and times:

  • Pioneer Manor (PPIH): October 27th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • The Bentley: October 28th, 2020 from  2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            
  • Heritage Towers: October 29th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Prairie View Lodge: October 29th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Golden West Manor: October 30th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Willow Creek Manor: November 2nd, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
  • Cypress House: November 3rd, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.  
  • Riverview Village Estates: November 4th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • The Meadows: November 5th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Cypress Regional Hospital: November 9th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Homebound or Mobile Polls will be conducted between November 2nd to November 9th. Applicants will be advised of a specific date and time when two election officials will attend at their residence should they be unable to vote at a regular polling station.  All applications are at the discretion of the Returning Officer and must be received to the prior to 4:30 p.m. on November 5th, 2020. Click here for Application.
 
Regular Polls on Election Day will be open from 9:00 am to 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:
  • Trailview Alliance Church
  • Credit Union i-Plex
  • Chinook Golf Course 
Please note on Election day an elector must vote at the designated polling place closest to their residence.
 
c. Voting requirements 
 
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.

Electors may vote only once in a single municipality; however, a person who is eligible to vote in more than one municipality may do so.

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.
 
Voter Identification
Voters are required to produce valid and original identification that clearly shows their name and place of residence prior to completing a Voter’s Declaration Form. Acceptable Forms of Identification

Voters List
The City of Swift Current does not maintain a voters list. All eligible voters are required to make  a declaration at the polls. Print and complete the Voter Registration Form ahead of time to make your experience quicker.

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