Election Day was Wednesday, October 7th, 2020. The next general election is scheduled to be held in the fall of 2024.
Who can run as an Election Candidate?
A person can be nominated as a candidate for Mayor or Councillor if they:
will be at least 18 or older on election day;
are a Canadian citizen;
have been a resident of the Northern Village of Pinehouse 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.
A person cannot be nominated if they are a judge of a court or an auditor or solicitor of the municipality. If a Village employee wishes to be nominated, they must take a leave of absence during the nomination period. Having a contract with the Village does not disqualify a person from being nominated.
What is the process for nominating a candidate?
Nomination papers will be available from the Village 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 (September 2nd, 2020) 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 Municipality 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.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure the contents of their nomination paper are valid.
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 the Village Office.
Withdrawal of Nomination
Nominations may be withdrawn by filing a written request with the Returning Officer signed by the nominated person. The nominee's signature must be witnessed by either the Returning Officer or two other persons.
Nominations can be withdrawn any time up until 24 hours after the close of nominations (4:00 p.m. on September 3rd, 2020).
Who can vote in an Election?
A person vote in a municipal election if they:
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 Pinehouse for at least three consecutive months before election day OR have been the owner of assessable land in the Municipality for at least three consecutive months before election day.
Residence is defined as the place where a person resides and to which they have an intention of returning, typically the place called home. A person who is temporarily absent from their normal place of residence does not lose residency, as long as they remain in Saskatchewan, until they have acquired a new residence. No one other than a full time student can have more than one residence in Saskatchewan.
Additional Information about Eligibility to Vote:
If a person lives in one municipality and has owned assessable land in another municipality for more than three months, that person is able to vote in both municipal elections.
A full time student may vote in both the place where they study and the place they have moved from when both places are in Saskatchewan.
A voter is a 'natural person' and not a corporation.
The simplest option is government issued photo ID that includes your name and street address, but a number of other options are available. In the absence of photo ID, two pieces of identification are required, both of which have the voter's name and at least one of which contains a civic address (such as a passport with a utility bill or bank statement).
I forgot to bring ID/I do not have ID, can I still vote?
You must have another person who can vouch for you. This person must be eligible to vote who has acceptable ID. This person can be living at the same address as the voucher.
You cannot have an election official, candidate or candidate’s agent vouch for you and if you have been vouched for, you cannot vouch for another voter.
Changes for the 2020 Elections:
The legislation governing municipal elections, The Local Government Election Act, was amended prior to this election and includes the following changes:
- 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.
Where are the results from the 2020 Elections?
|Name of Candidate||Number of Votes|
|Name of Candidate||Number of Votes|
|Durocher, Betty Ann||268|
|Natomagan, Billie Jo||343|