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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:
Residents may also vote in a municipal byelection to choose a new council member to fill a vacated office.
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.
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:
More information on this and other modules can be found on the MLDP website.
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. Please read this fact sheet that answers frequently asked questions about reporting municipal election results.
Municipalities are encouraged to electronically submit their election results using the Municipal Elections Result Form (MERT).