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The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

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Municipal Election Dates and Workshops

General elections for each office are held every four years. Rural municipalities hold an election for selected divisions every two years; however, each council member holds office for a four-year term. Upcoming municipal election dates are:

  • Saturday, August 29, 2020, to elect mayor and councillors in resort villages.
    (The general election date for Resort Villages was updated to August 29, 2020, as per the Minister's Order. Returning Officers for resort village elections must refer to the Minister's Order for other related election matters covered by the order.)
  • Fall of 2020 to elect mayor and councillors for northern municipalities. (Contact your municipal office for exact date.)
  • Monday, November 9, 2020, to elect mayor and councillors in urban municipalities (cities, towns, villages) and to elect reeves and councillors representing odd-number divisions in rural municipalities.

Residents may also vote in a municipal byelection to choose a new council member to fill a vacated office.

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1. Election Workshops and Training

Administrators and Election Officials

Visit Administrator Training Webinars to watch updated webinars that describe the roles of an administrator and election official, as well as the responsibilities and procedures before, during and after a general election or byelection.

As well, the Rural Municipal Administrators' Association (RMAA) and the Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS) will be hosting workshops in spring 2020 to learn about their duties in upcoming local government general elections. Visit their websites for specific dates and locations.

Newly Elected Council Members

Municipal Leaders Roles and Responsibilities, otherwise known as Module 1 of the Municipal Leadership Development Program (MLDP) provides essential, current information to assist newly elected and veteran council members about council meetings and their role as policy decision-makers, employers, and community leaders.

This module is delivered in conjunction with:

  • the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association;
  • the Provincial Association of Resort Communities of Saskatchewan; and
  • the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.

More information on this and other modules can be found on the MLDP website.

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2. Election Results

As required under Section 140 of The Local Government Election Act, 2015, the administrator or his/her designate is required to submit municipal election results to the minister as soon as possible after a municipal general election or byelection. Municipalities are encouraged to electronically submit their election results using the Municipal Elections Result Form (MERT).

Municipalities should also update their information in the Municipal Directory. Email muninfo@gov.sk.ca if you have forgotten the username or password for your municipality.