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Election 2020

Municipal and School Board Elections are November 9, 2020.

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Responsibilities of City Council

City Council in the City of Yorkton consists of a Mayor and six Councillors. 

The purpose of City Council is to govern the City, authority is given to us from the Province of Saskatchewan through legislation, The Cities Act for one or more of the following purposes:

(a) to provide good government;

(b) to provide services, facilities and other things that, in the opinion of Council, are necessary and desirable for all or a part of the City;

(c) to develop and maintain a safe and viable community;

(d) to foster economic, social and environmental well-being; and

(e) to provide wise stewardship of public assets.


Qualifications for Candidates

Municipal Candidates

A person is qualified to be nominated for and to hold the Office of the Mayor or Councillor of the City of Yorkton if he or she is at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the election and, at the time of submitting the nomination paper:

  • is a Canadian citizen;
  • has resided in Yorkton for at least three (3) consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which the nomination paper is submitted; and
  • has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which the nomination paper is submitted.

None of the following persons are qualified to be nominated, elected or to hold office as a member of council:

  • a judge of a court;
  • an auditor or solicitor of the municipality.

No person is disqualified from being nominated, elected or holding office as a member of a council by reason of having an interest in a contract with the municipality.

An employee of a municipality or of a council committee may seek nomination and election if they have first obtained a leave of absence in accordance with subsection 2-54(1) of The Saskatchewan Employment Act. If that employee is elected, he or she is deemed to have resigned from the position of employment on the day before the day on which he or she is declared elected unless for any reason the results of the election are overturned.

School Board Candidates

A person is qualified to be nominated for the school boards if that person:

  • will be eighteen (18) years of age or older on Election Day;
  • is a Canadian citizen at the time of submitting nomination papers;
  • has resided in the school division for at least three (3) consecutive months immediately preceding the time of submitting nomination papers;
  • has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding the time of submitting nomination papers; and
  • for the separate School Board nominations, is of the faith of the minority that established the separate school division: for example, if the separate school division was established for people of the Roman Catholic faith, then you must be of the Roman Catholic faith. However, if the Pope of Rome is recognized as the leader of your church, for example, Ukrainian Catholic, you are considered a member of the minority Catholic faith thereby becoming an “elector” for the Roman Catholic separate school board.

An employee of the Board of Education may seek nomination and election if he or she has first obtained a leave of abscence in accordance with subsection 2-54(1) of The Saskatchewan Employment Act. If that employee is elected, he or she is deemed to have resigned from the position of employment on the day before the day on which he or she is declared elected unless for any reason the results of the election are overturned.


Qualifications for Voters

In order for a person to be qualfied to vote in Yorkton, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • have lived in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately before election day and one of the following:
  • lived in the Yorkton (or on land now in the municipality) for at least three consecutive months immediately before election day; or
  • be the owner of assessable land situated in the Yorkton (or land now situated in the municipality) for at least three consecutive months immediately before election day.