Saskatoon civic election: What you need to know about voting

Deadline approaching for those who want to use homebound voting in the upcoming Saskatoon civic election.
Oct. 26 is election day in Saskatoon. Here’s what you need to know about voting in the Saskatoon civic election. File / Global News

People will be heading to the polls on Wednesday, Oct. 26 for the Saskatoon civic election.

Here is what you need to know about voting.

Anyone can vote in the municipal election if they meet the following guidelines on election day:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age;
  • a resident of Saskatoon for at least three consecutive months preceding the day of the election;
  • a resident of Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months preceding the day of the election.

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There is no voter list so anyone casting a ballot is required to provide identification and sign a declaration stating they are eligible to vote.

The best option is a photo ID issued by a government agency, like a driver’s license.

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Another option is two original pieces of information, both of which have your name and one with your address, such as a utility bill issued within the past six months.

The third option is to have someone vouch for you.

An online poll finder will make finding where to vote easier to find. By entering a home address, voters will learn their poll number, location and address.

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The city is also making an Automark voter assist terminal available at the main branch of the Saskatoon Public Library at 311 23rd St. E. The terminal is for those with visual or physical impairments that make it difficult of impossible to mark a ballot in the usual way.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. local time.

Global News will have all the results once the polls close.