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School Board Election Partial Opening: Polls Rescheduled for November 16th

November 09, 2020

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Notice of Partial Opening and Reschedule of Poll - Election 2020.pdf

Changle of Poll Pennant Nov 16 2020-Poster.pdf

Due to the record-setting snowfall and hazardous conditions on Saskatchewan roads, the Government of Saskatchewan has authorized municipalities and school divisions to postpone their elections, where conducting a general election is being significantly impeded by the weather.

By Order of the Minister of Government Relations:

If in the opinion of a Returning Officer appointed under the Act, the weather conditions on November 9, 2020 impede the ability for voters to attend the poll(s) in order to vote, including in situations where voting day polls have already opened, the Returning Officer may postpone the general election of the municipality, school division or ward, as the case may be, scheduled to take place on November 9, 2020 to a date on or before November 25, 2020.

Rod Quintin, Returning Officer for Chinook School Division stated, β€œThe weekend storm has created impassable roads in the majority of Chinook School Division, limiting the ability of many voters to access the election poll. Chinook is committed to conducting a fair and inclusive election for all eligible voters in urban and rural locations. This unprecedented weather event requires a modification of election poll arrangements in order to achieve that objective.”

All Chinook School Division polls will be open on Monday, November 16, 2020 for SUBDIVISIONS 2, 3 and 4. Polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at previously established polling locations.

Some polls in the southwest were able to open today (November 9), including: Success, Stewart Valley, Pennant, Lancer, Hazlet , Waldeck, Rush Lake, Herbert, Morse, Hodgeville, Shamrock and Gull Lake. These polls will be also open on November 16, in order to provide opportunity for all citizens who may have been unable to vote. 

SUBDIVISION 8 (Swift Current) polls are postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2020: City of Swift Current Media Release     

Government of Saskatchewan Media Release      

Chinook School Division: 2020 Election information​

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