2020 Local Government Elections

Election Day - Monday, November 9, 2020

Election 2020 - Candidates Guide

 

Municipal Council Elections

Qualifications for Candidates

A person is qulified to be nominated as a candidate for the position of Mayor or Counicllor if that person:

1. is at least eighteen (18) years of age or older on election day; and

2. is, at the time he or she submits the nomination paper
 (a) a Canadian citizen, and
 (b) has resided in the City of Martensville for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which the nomination paper is submitted, and
 (c) has resided in the Province of Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which the nomination paper is submitted.
 
None of the following persons are eligible to be nominated or elected to hold office as a member of council:
 
1. a judge of a court,

2. an auditor or solicitor of the municipality

Running for Municipal Council

Qualifications for Voters

A person is qualified to vote in  municipal election for teh offices of Mayor and/or Councillor if that person:

1. is at least eighteen (18) years of age or older on elction day; and

2. is a Canadian citizen (on election day); and

3. is  Saskatchewan resident and has so resided for at least six consecutive months immediatley preceding th day of the election; and

4. is a resident of the City of Martensville and has so resided for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election; OR is the owner of assessable land in the City and has been so for at least three consecutive months immediately preceing the day of the election.

Voter Identification

All voters must provide identification to be able to vote, in order to prove identity and residency.  Government-issued photo ID that shows your photo, name and civic (street) address is your best option, but there are other alternatives available to you.

Acceptable Photo Identification

  • A valid Saskatchewan Driver's License that includes civic address
  • A valid Saskatchewan ID card issued by SGI or any motor license issuer (free for seniors)
  • Any other valid government-issued photo ID issued by a Canadian government whether federal, provincial or municipal, or an agency of that government, as long as it includes your name and civic address

Acceptable Non-Photo Identification

In the absence of valid photo ID, voters must have two pieces of identification, both of which have the voter's name, and at lease one of which also has his or her civic address.  For example, a Canadian passport is not an acceptable form of photo ID because it does not contain your civic address; however, a Canadian passport can be used as identification if paired with another document that has your name and civic address on it.  Click here for a list of Acceptable Voter Identification options.

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