Many citizens in Saskatchewan will go to the polls Wed. to elect local govts. Below, the Leader-Post presents answers to typically asked questions about voting in Regina, based primarily on public information available from the town and information supplied by the returning officer, Joni Swidnicki. For more info call Service Regina at 777-7000.
Am I able to vote?
someone is qualified to vote if he or she is a Canadian voter, is at least eighteen years old on election day, has lived in the province for a minimum of 6 sequential months before election day, and either :
has lived in the municipality for at least 3 months before election day ; or,
has owned land in the municipality for no less than 3 months before election day.
Who can I vote for?
Most citizens will be able to vote for mayor and ward councillor and for either public or separate college board trustee ( s ), except where there are going to be acclamations. Someone who owns land in Regina, but does not live in the town, is unsuitable to vote for a college board.
info on all applicants is available online on both the city site ( www.regina.ca ) and on leaderpost.com.
Where am I able to vote?
There are 52 polling locations in Regina, and special polls at hospitals and some special care facilities. To vote, a voters wishes to understand what polling location to attend. Inadvertently, polling place addresses weren’t printed on citizen information cards the town distributed thru the post, but folk can find where to vote these other techniques :
Check this past Saturday’s Leader-Post, or the latest Regina Sun, for an inventory of polling locations. A full map was also revealed in the saturday Leader-Post.
Visit the town of Regina’s website ( www.regina.ca ) for a mapping application. A user can enter their address to get polling location details straight away.
Call Service Regina at 777-7000. The office is open until 8 p.m. Today and staff will help callers find out where to vote.
Non-residents who own land in Regina are to vote at the polling station for the area where the property is located. A non-resident who owns land in more than one ward is able to vote only in one ward – that in which the total assessment of land is highest. Such a citizen is to get a certificate from the borough assessor indicating in which ward she or he is able to vote and is to present that certificate to the assistant returning officer for the polling station.
When can I vote?
All polling stations will be open from nine a.m. To 8 p.m. Wednesday. All polls are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
How do I vote?
All a citizen needs to have ahead is awareness of what polling attention he or she is to attend. Once arriving at the polling location, a voter must complete a citizen registration form stating he or she is an eligible citizen. There is no need for citizen identification – the onus is on each individual voter the info provided is valid.
If a citizen is qualified, she or he will be given a single ballot. Each ballot will be placed in a special’secrecy sleeve’ to make sure that all votes are secret.
If the Pope in Rome is known as the leader of a voter’s church, he is regarded as a member of the minority Catholic faith and can make an announcement to be enabled to vote for Roman Catholic separate college board trustees.
people who are thought to be of the minority Catholic religion can vote for public board trustee instead, but those not considered to be of the minority faith cannot vote for the separate board trustees.
When a voter receives the ballot, she or he will mark the oval box beside the candidate of choice . A citizen may only vote for one applicant in each category, unless voting for separate school board trustees, in which case you will vote for up to seven candidates – in the at-large system for the separate board, the top 7 vote getting candidates will win.
Why should I vote?
The town’s web site notes,’Regina citizens will have the chance to shape the way forward for Regina by electing a mayor, councillor ( s ) and college board trustee ( s ) who may be able to respond to the needs of our various communities in a way that benefits all.’ Local regimes has effects on the day to day lives of residents in numerous different methods – so it is worth it to get informed and have a say in the direction for the city for the future.