Information for Voters
Where and When Can I Vote?
Regular polls will take place on Monday, November 9, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. One Central Poll location has been
established at: Civic Centre — Lower Auditorium Address: 1902 104th Street.
Visualize the layout and see the physical distancing planned for the Regular Poll location, to best understand the COVID-19 precautions that are being implemented to ensure the safety of voters and election workers.
Advance Polls will be held to allow voters to vote prior to Election Day. The following location, dates and times have been scheduled for the Advance Polls: Don Ross Centre — Lobby and Gymnasium Address: 891 — 99th Street
- Saturday, October 31, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Monday, November 2, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 5, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Visualize the layout and see the physical distancing planned for the Advance Poll location, to best understand the COVID-19 precautions that are being implemented to ensure the safety of voters and election workers.
Mobile polls will be conducted to enable those voters who are homebound and require election officials to attend at their
residence to take their vote.
Applications by a voter must be submitted to the Returning Officer. The deadline to submit an application is 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2020.
All applicants will be advised in writing when the poll is scheduled to be at their residence. The proposed date to hold the mobile poll will be Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and if required, Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Fill out your application here.
Special Polls have been established for voters at personal care facilities and at the hospital. Hours of operation for special polls
have been arranged and the voting will take place in advance of Election day. Voting at the personal care facilities is for residents
only and at the hospital, for patients only.
A mail-in ballot voting system enables voters who anticipate being unable to vote at an established poll in advance or on election day. Deadlines for making an application for the mail-in ballot will vary depending on the application being made in person or by mail, facsimile or other electronic means. The deadline to receive applications in person is Friday, November 6, 2020, at 4:30 pm. Applications by mail, fax or other electronic means must be received no later than Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Click here for detailed information about Mail-In Ballots.
Who Can Vote?
You are eligible to vote if you meet the following criteria as of November 9, 2020:
- You are a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years of age on the day of the election
- You have resided in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months
- You are a resident of North Battleford or you have owned assessable land within the municipality for at least three consecutive months
What do I Need to Vote?
When you go to vote, you must bring either:
- a government-issued photo ID that shows your name and address
- or two pieces of government-issued ID - one that shows your name and another that shows your name and address.
Acceptable forms of identification include those issued by the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, a municipality or a government agency.
Because the City of North Battleford doesn’t maintain a voters list, all eligible voters are required to fill out a Voter Registration Form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When is Election Day?
A. Monday, November 9, 2020, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Q. Where do I Vote?
A. There is one polling location, it is at the Civic Centre - Lower Auditorium: 1902-104th Street.
Q. What precautions are being taken to make voting safe from COVID-19?
A. Visit our Vote Safe page for detailed information about precautions being taken by the City of North Battleford that will ensure the safety of voters and election workers.
Q. Do I have to be registered to vote?
A. If you are eligible to vote, you must complete a Voter Registration Form. You can either complete your form ahead of time and bring it with you to make your voting experience quicker, or forms will be available to fill out at the polling location. DO NOT SIGN THE FORM IN ADVANCE.
Q. Is the polling location accessible?
A. Yes, the Advance Polls at the Don Ross Community Centre and the Regular Poll at the Civic Centre are both on the main floor ground level.
Q. What can I expect when I go to the polling place to vote?
A. Once the election official(s) have accepted your voter registration form, you will be given a single ballot. You are eligible to vote for:
1) Mayor, Councillor and either Public School Board Trustee or Separate School Board Trustees; or
2) Mayor and Councillor only*.
*If you have lived in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day but have only owned land in this municipality for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding Election Day and do not reside in this municipality, you are not eligible to vote for a school board trustee.
Q. How will votes be tabulated?
A. Automated vote counting equipment will be used to tabulate the results of the 2020 Election. A bylaw to authorize the use of such equipment was passed. Included in the bylaw were provisions for the form of the ballot and for the procedures for voting and for counting the votes following the close of polls. The Automated Vote Counting Bylaw - 2090.
Q. What can I use as an acceptable form of identification?
A. Here is the full list of acceptable forms of identification.