Elections



DECLARATION OF ELECTION RESULTS

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that:

Wayne Bacon has been elected to the office of COUNCILLOR Division 5 for the R.M. of Invergordon, No. 430

November 9, 2020

Courtney Beaulieu, Returning Officer


Term Of Office

Term of Office for each member of Council, including Reeve, is four (4) years - with 2 sets of staggered dates such that Elections are every two (2) years.  If a member resigns prior to their term of office expiring a by-election is called.

Upcoming elections are as follows:

Reeve and Divisions 1, 3, 5 Councillors . . . . November 13, 2024

Division 2, 4, 6 Councillors . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . November 9, 2022

Roles & Responsibilities - Duties of Council

Council Members Handbook including the roles and responsibilities for Reeve, individual Councillors and the Municipality!

Section 92 of The Municipalities Act sets out the duties of a Councillor:


Candidate Eligibility

Persons eligible for nomination as a candidate in any Saskatchewan rural municipality must meet all the requirements listed below:

  • Is at least 18 years of age or older on Election day; and 
  • Is not disqualified pursuant to The Local Government Election Act 2015 or any other Act; and 
  • Is a Canadian citizen at the time nomination papers are submitted; and 
  • Has lived in Saskatchewan for at least 6 consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which nomination papers are submitted; and
  • Resides in Saskatchewan; and
  • Is eligible to vote in the RM.

   TIP: a candidate does not need to reside or own land in the division in which they seek office.  Candidates who are eligible to vote anywhere in the RM can run for office in any division, including Reeve.

Voter Eligibility

Persons eligible for voting in a municipal election must be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age, and must meet one (1) of the following requirements:

  • Has resided in the RM for at least 3 consecutive months immediately preceding the Election day; or
  • Is the registered owner (or spouse) of property in the RM; or 
  • Is the assessed person with respect to property (or spouse) in the RM; or 
  • Is the C.E.O. of a duly incorporated co-operative, corporation or religious association that is assessed on the last revised assessment roll with respect to property in the RM that is not exempt from taxation.

Voters must fill out Form "R" Voter's Registration Form prior to receiving a ballot, which is their declaration of eligibility.  Click here to view the form.

Possible Outcomes

Following the withdrawal period ending Thursday October 8 2020 at 4:00pm, it will be determined whether or not a vote is required.

  • In the case of one (1) candidate per office, each candidate will be declared as elected (no vote required).
  • In the case where more than one (1) candidate per office is nominated, a vote will be held as scheduled
  • In the case where no candidates are nominated for an office, a Notice of Call for Further Nominations will be posted.

Casting Your Vote

The RM of Invergordon has not established a mail-in ballot bylaw, all voting must be done in-person at either the Advanced Poll or on Election Day.

The RM Office is wheelchair accessible and all voters must adhere to the health & safety protocols currently in effect at the office.

Voters are entitled to vote for the Reeve and for the division Councillor in which they are eligible.  Tax Notices identify the division Councillor you are eligible to vote for.  Click here to read more information on how this is determined.

The process of voting can be described by the below flow-chart:

DRO = Deputy Returning Officer (an appointed election official for the RM)