Acceptable Voter ID, Municipal Election 2020

Excerpt from the Government of Saskatchewan website:

PHOTO ID – YOUR BEST OPTION TO TAKE TO THE POLLS

“Acceptable photo identification is ID that is government-issuedvalid and has your photoname and address. If your identification does not meet these criteria, it will not be recognized as an acceptable form of photo identification.

Examples include:

  • a valid Saskatchewan driver’s licence;
  • a valid Saskatchewan ID card issued by SGI or any motor licence issuer (available for $10 or free for seniors); or
  • any other valid government-issued photo ID issued by a Canadian government whether federal, provincial or municipal, or an agency of that government, so long as it includes your name and address.

For a complete list of acceptable identification, view Appendix D – Table 1 page 70-72 of The Local Government Election Regulations, 2015.

CANADIAN PASSPORT

  • is not an acceptable form of photo identification because it does not contain your address.
  • However, a Canadian passport can be used as identification if paired with another document that has your name and address on it.

NON-PHOTO ID OPTIONS

If you don’t have photo identification and are unable to obtain photo-ID before Election Day, you can present two other pieces of information, as long as both contain your name and at least one contains your address.

Examples include:

  • Valid ID cards or certificates issued by the Canadian or Saskatchewan government, a Saskatchewan municipality or school division, a Saskatchewan Indian band, the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan or an agency of one of these entities;
  • personal correspondence, benefit/contribution statements and tax/assessment notices issued by any of the above entities;
  • bank/credit union cards, credit cards and statements;
  • utility bills and statements issued within six months of the date of the election; and
  • personalized attestation of residence, letter of stay or admission form issued by a seniors or student residence, long-term care or shelter facility.

VOUCHING

If you do not have acceptable ID but are accompanied by another voter who has acceptable ID and is entitled to vote at the same polling place, you can be vouched for by that individual using the form available at the polling station from an election official.

Please note:

  • A voter with acceptable ID may only vouch for one other person, except for immediate family members living at the same address as the voucher.
  • A person who has been vouched for cannot vouch for another voter.
  • Election officials, candidates and candidate’s agents are prohibited from vouching.

For more information about vouching, please view Section 17 and Table 2 of Appendix D of The Local Government Election Regulations, 2015.


ELECTION DAY POLL: Monday, November 9, 9am – 8pm at the Town Office, 102 Broad Street, Cut Knife.

Mayoral and Council Candidates | 2020 Municipal Election News

Author: Staff, Town of Cut Knife

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