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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.

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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

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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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