Municipal Election Information
The Town of Rosthern follows The Saskatchewan Local Government Election Act. The last municipal general election took place on October 26, 2016. The current Mayor and Councillors will complete their four year term in October 2020. Terms of office for members of council, including the mayor, begin at the first meeting of council following a general municipal election. The next scheduled general election is November 9th, 2020.
If a Councillor resigns from their position, a by-election must be held to fill the vacancy, unless the vacancy happens in the year of a general election.
The Act states that the Town Administrator will perform the function of the Returning Officer for the municipality unless Town Council appoints another person to act in that capacity. The Returning Officer is the person responsible for the overall process of the election, such as calling for and accepting nominations, arranging for election workers, identifying polling locations, ordering ballots, monitoring the voting process on election day and ultimately declaring the successful candidates. The Local Government Election Act outlines the process that must be followed to ensure that the election is conducted correctly.
NOTICE OF CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations of candidates will be received September 4th, 2020 to October 7th, 2020
Nominations for candidates will be received at the municipal office during normal office hours after the posting for the call for nominations. The nomination form may be submitted to the Returning Officer by:
- personal service by the candidate or a person acting on the candidate's behalf;
- registered or ordinary mail;
View the candidate nomination package here or copies are available at the Town Office (710 Railway Ave).
Who Can Run?
A person may be nominated as a candidate in a municipal election if he or she meets requirements relating to age, citizenship, residency or property. A candidate must be:
- Be at least 18 years of age on elections day;
- Be a Canadian citizen;
- At the time the candidate submits the nomination paper, the candidate must have resided in the municipality for at least three consecutive months; and
- Must be a Saskatchewan resident for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which nomination papers are submitted.
For more additional information click on Running for Municipal Office