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Municipal Election Information

Overview

The City of Meadow Lake follows The Saskatchewan Local Government Election Act, 2015. The Act sets out the process that must be followed for all Saskatchewan municipal elections. The last municipal general election took place on October 26, 2016. The current Mayor and Councillors will complete their four year term in October 2020. Terms of office for members of council begin at the first meeting following a general municipal election.

The Act states that the City Clerk will perform the function of the Returning Officer for the City unless Council appoints another person to act in that capacity. The Returning Officer is the person responsible for the overall process of the election - calling for and accepting nominations, arranging for election workers, identifying polling locations, monitoring the voting process and declaring the successful candidates. Any questions about the election process can be directed to the Returning Officer.

The Last General Municipal Election Was Held On Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Voting In The Election

All eligible voters must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age on Election Day
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Be a resident of the City or owner of assessed land in the City for the three months prior to Election Day; and
  • Be a Saskatchewan resident for the six consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day.

Who Can Run In An Election?

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age on Election Day
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • At the time the candidate submits the nomination paper, the candidate must have resided in the municipality for at least three consecutive months; and
  • They must have been a Saskatchewan resident for at least the six consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which nomination papers are submitted.

For more information about running for municipal office, you can visit the Government of Saskatchewan website: Running for Municipal Office.

Nomination Day

At least ten business days before Nomination Day, the Returning Officer will publish and post a Call for Nominations stating the vacancies to be filled by the election. For the City of Meadow Lake, this consists of one Mayor and six Councillors. A candidate may only run for either the office of Mayor or Councillor, not both.

Nominations for candidates will be received at City Hall during normal office hours from the date the Call for Nominations is posted and until Nomination Day. On Nomination Day, nomination forms can be submitted between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The nomination form may be submitted to the Returning Officer by:

  • Personal service by the candidate or a person acting on the candidate's behalf;
  • Registered or ordinary mail;
  • Fax; or
  • Email.

Nomination papers must be signed by at least five voters of the City. Any person may view the signed nomination forms once they have been submitted.

Additional Information