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Organisation : Elections Saskatchewan
Facility : Find My Constituency
Province : Saskatchewan
Country : Canada

Find My Constituency : http://www.elections.sk.ca/voters/gis/
Home page : http://www.elections.sk.ca/

Find My Constituency :
Address Lookup :
Urban residents:
** Enter your full street address.
** Click Submit Button

Rural residents :
** Enter the nearest city/town, reserve or land location.
Example: “Watrous”, “Piapot First Nation”, “11-26-05 w3”
** Select a location on the map to place a pin.
** Click Submit Button

Remember: Use your home address when looking up your constituency or place to vote.

Ways to vote :
There are six ways to vote in a provincial election in Saskatchewan.
1. Vote on election day :
April 4, 2016 is election day. Voting hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Central Time. Each voter will have a specific location to vote at. This information will be mailed to voters in the Voter Information Card after the election is called and before election day.

2. Vote in advance of election day :
Advance voting will be held for five days—March 29 to April 2, 2016—at several locations around Saskatchewan. You can vote at any advance voting location in your constituency on one of these five days. From March 29 to April 1, these voting locations will be open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, April 2, the hours are noon to 7 p.m. A list of advance voting locations will be available closer to election day.

3. Vote in a personal care home :
Voting places will be set up in select personal care homes and seniors’ homes around Saskatchewan. A full list will be posted on our website closer to election day.

4. Vote in a hospital :
If you are a hospital patient on April 4, 2016, you can vote in the hospital you are in, even if it’s not in your home constituency.

5. Vote in your home :
If you are homebound due to a disability, you can make arrangements to have an election worker come to your home so you and your caregiver can both cast a ballot. Closer to election day, you can contact your local returning office to make a voting appointment during the election period and prior to April 4, 2016. A list of returning offices will be posted on our website closer to election day.

6. Vote by mail :
If you are away from your constituency during the election, or if it’s more convenient, you can vote by mail. This is a good option for students out of province, snowbirds spending the winter down south, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, or anyone else not in Saskatchewan or your constituency on April 4, 2016. Inmates in a provincial correctional centre may also be eligible to vote as an absentee voter. To vote by mail, you first apply for an absentee ballot. This application to vote by mail will be posted on our website closer to the election period. It’s important to not wait too long to start this process.
You need to allow enough time to :
** download an application from our website anytime after November 1, 2015;
** fill it in and mail it, or email it, back to us along with a copy of your ID and a signed declaration;
** wait for a voting kit to arrive to you by mail shortly after the writ drops in early March 2016; and
** mark your ballot and mail it back to us, postmarked by 8 p.m. on April 4, 2016.

ID to vote :
You can vote in a Saskatchewan provincial election if:
** you are a Canadian citizen on election day
** you will be at least 18 years of age on election day
** on the day the writ is issued you have ordinarily resided in Saskatchewan for at least six months immediately preceding that day, and you were ordinarily resident in the constituency in which you seek to vote

You can also vote if :
** you are a British subject who was qualified as a voter on June 23, 1971
** you meet the residency requirements stated above.

Common voting questions :
When is the next election?
The next general election will take place on April 4, 2016.

How long will Saskatchewan’s election campaign be?
As interpreted from Section 31 of The Election Act, 1996, the writ period will be a minimum of 27 days and a maximum of 34 days.

Am I eligible to vote?
Yes, if you’re 18 or older, a Canadian citizen, and have lived in Saskatchewan for at least six months before the day the election is called. There are also some special rules of additional groups of voters.

How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote in advance of the next general election by visiting our Voter Registration page. If you don’t get on the list before the election begins, you can still have your name added to the list during the revision period, or on at election day by going to your polling station.

How do I vote?
On election day you will go to your polling place (also called a voting place) and show your ID to the poll clerk. You will then be issued a ballot, which you will mark, fold, and then return. Your ballot is then placed inside a secure ballot box to be counted after the polls close that evening.

Where do I vote?
You will vote at the polling place assigned to you. You can find the name and address of your polling place on your voter information card (VIC) which will be mailed to you after enumeration and during the election period. If you did not receive a VIC, please contact Elections Saskatchewan to find out where your polling station is.

What ID do I need to bring?
You need to bring ID with you to vote in order to prove your identity and address. For a list of ID options, click here.

What if I can’t vote on election day?
If you are unable to vote on election day, you can vote at an advance poll. Each constituency will hold 5 advance polling days prior to election day.

Can Elections Saskatchewan provide me with a proof of residence?
Elections Saskatchewan does not maintain a permanent register of voters and therefore cannot support a residency. This will change in the future, as we are now allowed by law to create a permanent register of voters starting after the next provincial general election. Elections Canada maintains a National Register of Electors and may be able to help support your residency claim.

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