2020 Municipal Election
We are working to ensure residents will be able to vote in the 2020 election in a safe and accessible manner. This information will be updated on a regular basis as election planning progresses. Election workers will be wearing masks, and we ask that voters who attend polling stations in person also wear a mask. Disposable masks will be provided onsite for voters who do not have their own.
Mail in Ballots:
A Mail in Ballot Bylaw was adopted for the 2016 election and Mail in Ballots will be used again for the 2020 election. An amendment was adopted on August 24 to make it easier for people to vote without needing to come in person to City Hall or a polling station. We will begin processing applications for mail in ballots on Monday, August 31. More information is available in the documents at the end of this page or in the links below:
- At City Hall (120 - 1st St East) on
- October 29 from 9 am to 4 pm
- October 30 from 9 am to 4 pm
- November 2 from 9 am to 4 pm
- November 3 from 9 am to 4 pm
- At the Lions Den (Tourist Info Building - 902 9th St West) on
- November 4 from 1 pm to 6 pm
- note this is the meeting room at the museum building off Hwy 4
Who can Run as an Election Candidate:
- will be at least 18 or older on election day;
- are a Canadian citizen;
- have been a resident of the City of Meadow Lake for at least three consecutive months before submitting their nomination papers; and
- have been a resident of Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months before submitting their nomination periods.
Process for Nominating a Candidate:
Nomination papers will be available from the City Clerk's office in person, by email, or online. To be nominated a person must file their completed nomination paper with the Returning Officer or designate during the nomination period during normal office hours and on Nomination Day (October 7) until 4:00 p.m. when nominations close.
Contents of the Nomination Paper
- The name and address of the person being nominated, and the office they are being nominated for (either Mayor or Councillor, not both);
- The signature of at least five qualified voters of the City with their name and address;
- The candidate's acceptance statement, which is signed by the candidate and two witnesses; and
- New for the 2020 Election - a completed disclosure statement, which lists any potential conflicts of interest the candidate holds, must be filed along with the nomination paper.
- A voter may sign the nomination papers of more than one person.
- No candidate may nominate themselves.
- No person can be nominated for both Mayor and Councillor.
- A receipt for the nomination will be issued when the form is filed at City Hall.
Who can Vote in an Election:
- are at least 18 or older on election day;
- are a Canadian citizen on election day;
- have been a resident of Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months before election day; and either
- have been a resident of Meadow Lake for at least three consecutive months before election day OR have been the owner of assessable land in the City for at least three consecutive months before election day.
Changes for the 2020 Election:
- All election candidates must submit a public disclosure statement in accordance with the conflict of interest legislation. These statements are required to be kept on file for public access throughout elected officials' terms, and must be updated on an annual basis.
- Candidate occupations are no longer listed on the ballot by default.
- Full list of accepted voter ID
- Guide to Running for Municipal Council
- Voter ID Requirements Summary
- Nomination Form
- Candidate Public Disclosure Statement
- 2020 Candidate's Reference Manual
- Mail in Ballot Bylaw
- Mail in Ballot Information
- Election Signs Policy
- Application to Register for Mail in Ballot
- List of Authorized Witnesses for Mail in Ballots