#SKELXN2020

Election Day is
Monday, October 26

The 29th Provincial Election has been called in Saskatchewan!
Follow this guide to get yourself vote-ready.

The Basics

Who are we electing?

In Saskatchewan, there are 61 different electoral districts (aka ridings). You are voting for a candidate to represent you and your riding as one of 61 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Regina.

A little reminder that your provincial riding is not the same as your federal riding. To find your provincial riding, click here.

Where and when can I vote?

On Voting Day - October 26, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Every voter is assigned a voting place depending on where you live. Check your voter information card for the location and address, or look it up at Elections SK.

Advance Polls - NOON to 8:00 PM
There are 5 days, or 40 hours, in total of advance voting to be held prior to October 26. Your voter information card will detail the recommended polling location for you. Advance voting polls are open from Noon to 8 p.m.

Vote by mail
All voters can vote by mail, which is great for maintaining social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can apply to vote by mail here. The deadline to apply is October 15.

Am I eligible to vote?

To be eligible to vote in Saskatchewan, you must:

  • be at least 18 year old
  • be a Canadian citizen
  • have lived Saskatchewan for at least six months before the day the election is called (Sept. 29)
  • ordinarily be a resident of Saskatchewan

Do I need to register to vote?

Yes. Registration ensures only eligible voters vote and vote once. Goodbye fraud!

Getting your name on the voters list also means you can have all the information about where your polling station is and what ID you need delivered to you on a voter information card in the mail, by text or by email. Registration is quick and easy online. Head to this page to do it.

If you don't register online, you can still vote. All you need to do is bring ID with you to the polling station when you vote on Election Day, during advance voting, or at the district electoral office. They'll register you on the spot!

Do I need to bring ID to vote?

Yes. Before an election worker gives you a ballot, you have to prove who you are.

If you have a Saskatchewan Driver's License, or any government issued card that has your photo, address and signature, that's all you need!

If you don't have one of those, head to Elections SK to see their long list of what you can bring to prove your identity.

What's being done to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 at polling stations?

At voting stations, you can expect physical distancing, capacity limits, election workers wearing PPE, protective barriers etc. Basically, all the things that's become part of your trip to the grocery store.

Single-use pencils will be provided to mark your ballots. And you are strongly recommended to wear a mask.

Check out this link for more info.

What if...

I’m working on Election Day?

Voters are entitled to three consecutive hours free from work to vote during advance voting or on General Voting Day.

Your boss can't dock your pay or penalize you for taking time to vote. You actually have to be paid your regular wage for the hours you're not working while you vote. They also can't give you a hard time with granting your request for time off to vote so have that conversation now!

I can’t make it to a polling station on Election Day?

If you already know you're going to be busy or away on vacation (lucky you) on October 26, make a plan to vote early!

There will be 5 days of advance voting. Keep an eye out for updates!

I’m a student living away from home?

If you're a student who is eligible to vote in Saskatchewan, you can register and vote in either the electoral district where you reside while going to school or the electoral district you usually live in when you’re not at school (like maybe with your parents). It really depends on what address is on the ID you're showing.

I live on a First Nations reserve? Where you vote depends on where your reserve is. Stay tuned for updates on where voting stations will be located.
I’m living abroad?

If you're away from Saskatchewan during the election, you can request a vote-by-mail package. Actually, you don't need any reason to vote-by-mail and it's a good option if you're also playing it safe with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Request your package here.

I’m currently without a home?

In order to vote, you have to register. But folks who are homeless don't have a permanent address or also often don't have ID. So what do you do? Another voter can vouch for you. The voucher must be an eligible voter who knows you and is assigned to the same voting location.

I'm not eligible to vote yet?

We're thrilled that you're already excited to vote even though you're not eligible this year.

Head over to Elections Saskatchewan to register as a future voter and be added to the voters list on your 18th birthday.

Otherwise, you can talk to eligible voters in your life about what you care about and why they should vote. Encourage them to use their voices to support you, themselves and your community!


Election Reading

CTV News: 2020 Election Promise Tracker
Global News: Riding Profiles and Candidates