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Procedures and Training

Municipal administrators or his/her designate is required to to submit election results to the Minister as soon as possible after a municipal general election or by-election.


1. Election Workshops and Training

Election workshops are directed at administrators, returning officers, deputy returning officers and election officials.  

Newly Elected Officials

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 your 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 of the MLDP can be found on their website


2. General Information

As required under 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 by-election. Municipalities are encouraged to submit the results electronically - eliminating the need to mail or fax them.

A person wishing to seek elected municipal office must complete either the Rural Municipalities, Urban Municipalities with a population less than 20,000 or the Urban Municipalities with a population greater than 20,000 forms. The municipality will have the dates of the nomination period.

The next general municipal elections occur as follows:

  • Rural municipalities - October 26, 2016 for reeves and councillors representing odd numbered divisions;
  • Rural municipalities - October 24, 2018 for councillors representing even numbered divisions;
  • Resort villages - Saturday July 30, 2016;
  • Cities and (southern) towns and villages - October 26, 2016; and
  • Northern municipalities (northern towns, northern villages and northern hamlets) - the next general election is in 2016. Contact the local northern municipal office for the election date.
    • Voting and serving as a candidate for an elected office is an important action which helps you make a positive contribution to the quality of life in your community.

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