What students need to know to vote in the Sask election

Posted: April 3, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Make your voice heard on election day, April 4. Courtesy Elections Saskatchewan.

On April 4, the people of Saskatchewan will cast their ballots to determine who will represent them in the provincial legislature.  

If you are a student, there are special voting rules making it easier for you to vote in Saskatchewan’s provincial election.

According to Elections Saskatchewan, students who have moved from outside the province to study in Saskatchewan are immediately eligible to vote in provincial elections. To qualify you must be a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old. Students are not required to have resided in the province for six months.

Students who have been living in Saskatchewan, but have moved to attend a school away from where they have been living, are permitted to register either at the residential address from which they moved or the address of the location which they currently live while studying. However, each student can only be registered at one address of residence. It is their own personal choice as to which address that should be.

All voting places across Saskatchewan are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Your Voter Information Card (VIC) tells you where to vote. Bring your VIC with you to make your voting experience easier and faster, and remember to bring identification (ID).  

In preparation for Election Day you can visit the Elections Saskatchewan website to find your constituency, candidates, information about voter eligibility and what ID to bring.