Election Day for the City of Yorkton Municipal Council and School Boards will be on Monday, November 9, 2020. Voters will have an opportunity to shape the future of Yorkton by electing a Mayor, six Councillors and a number of School Board Trustee(s).

To view information about the upcoming election, please visit www.yorktonvotes.ca.

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Info for candidates

The nomination period for candidates will commence in September, 2020.

Qualifications for candidates

A person may run for the office of Mayor, Councillor or School Board Trustee if he/she:

  • Is at least 18 years of age on the day of the election;
  • Is a Canadian citizen at the time of submitting the nomination papers;
  • Has resided in Yorkton for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which the nomination paper is submitted;
  • Has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which the nomination paper is submitted; and
  • Is not disqualified pursuant to The Local Government Election Act, 2015 or any other Act.

In the case of School Board elections, you must be a voter of the school division on the day of the election to be nominated as a candidate.

In the case of a separate school division election, an eligible nominator must be a voter of the separate school division.

Disqualifications

You may not run for the office of Mayor or Councillor if you are:

  • A judge of a court; or
  • An auditor or solicitor of the City.

An employee of the City of Yorkton or the Board of Education may seek nomination and election if he or she first obtains a leave of absence in accordance with subsection 2-54(2) of The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

Info for voters

Who can vote?

People who are:

  • At least 18 years old as of election day;
  • A Canadian citizen;
  • Have lived in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day

And either:

  • Have lived in the City of Yorkton for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day; or
  • Have owned in your personal name, assessable land in Yorkton for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day.

Voter identification

Voters are required to produce identification that clearly shows their name and place of residence prior to completing a Voter's Registration form.

Ways to vote

Regular Polls

Regular Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Monday, November 9, 2020.

Make sure to complete your Voter Registration form and bring with you. Forms will also be available at the poll.

Advance Polls

Advance poll dates have been scheduled.

Special Polls

Contact the Elections Yorkton Office for more information about special polls.

Mail-in Ballots

All eligible voters have the option to apply for a mail-in ballot.

Election results

Official results of the 2020 election will be posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.