Mail-in Ballot Information
All eligible voters have the option to apply to mail in their ballot.
The deadline to receive applications in person is Friday, November 6, 2020, at 4:30 pm. Applications by mail, fax or other electronic means must be received no later than Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Ballots will be mailed out with instructions in mid-late October and must be received at the Election Office before 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.
Because the City of North Battleford does not maintain a voters list, all eligible voters are required to fill out a Voter Registration Form.
Voters can apply for a mail-in ballot from the comfort of their home by sending their application by email, mail or fax. You may also apply in-person by coming to City Hall during regular business hours.
Applying From Home
Applicants can apply for mail-in ballots by email, mail or fax to avoid in-person contact. When you apply, you must:
- Download, fill out and sign a Voter Registration Form
- Have your identification established by providing:
- one (1) piece of identification issued by the Government of Canada, Government of Saskatchewan, a municipality or a government agency that contains a photograph of the applicant voter, his or her name, address and signature; or
- two (2) pieces of information prescribed in Table 1, Appendix D of the Local Government Election Regulations, 2015, each of which establishes the name and:
(a) at least one (1) of which establishes the address of the
(b) at least one (1) of which bears the signature of the applicant.
- Send your signed voter registration form and a copy the ID(s) used to verify your eligibility to vote, to the City of North Battleford:
PO Box 460
North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6
Secure Drop box
Voters may drop off their application with a copy of your identification as set out above, anytime in the secure drop box located at City Hall (1291-101st Street). It is located by the door closest to the corner of 13th Avenue and 101st Street.
All applications will be reviewed. If the application does not meet the identification requirements or is insufficient or illegible, applicants will be asked to submit their application in-person.
Approved List of Witnesses
The Applicant’s signature on the Voter Registration Form is witnessed by one of the following options:
1) An eligible voter as defined in the Act and Regulations who lives at the same address as the applicant voter and who has known the applicant voter for two years or more;
2) An eligible voter as defined in the Act and Regulations who is related to the applicant voter in one of the ways set out in Table 2 of Appendix D of the Local Government Election Regulations, 2015, and who has known the applicant voter for two years or more;
3) A person who is 18 years of age or older who is registered or licensed to practice with the applicable governing body in one of the following professions:
- police officer;
- notary public;
- commissioner for oaths;
- medical doctor;
- dean/head of university or college;
- signing officer of a:
- bank or trust company; or
- financial institution that offers a full range of banking services (cash withdrawals, deposits and savings); or
4) The responsible authority of a shelter, soup kitchen, student residence, senior residence, rehabilitation centre, long-term care facility or care home.
No candidate or candidate’s agent shall witness the voter’s signature on the Voter Registration Form or Declaration of Person Requesting Mail-in Ballot Form.
Instructions for Voters
As the applicant applying for a ballot to be sent to your residence, you will need to complete the following:
- Download and fill in the Voter Registration Form
- Have someone from the Approved list of Witnesses verify your ID(s) and witness your registration form
- Send a copy of the front and back of the registration form and a copy of your ID(s) with a signature to the City of North Battleford by email, mail or fax
You will be required to apply for a Mail-In Ballot in person If your application is:
- Not signed or witnessed
- Incomplete or illegible
- Accompanied by ID that does not meet the requirements
- Signed with a signature that does not match the signature on the ID provided
You will be notified by email, mail or phone to advise that we have received and accepted your application and you can expect to see your Mail-In Ballot Kit arrive in the mail in mid-late October. If you don’t receive your ballot kit please contact 306-445-1719.
Applicants can apply in-person at City Hall. The City of North Battleford is taking every precaution to ensure safe physical distancing and sanitizing measures are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
When you apply, you must bring either:
- a government-issued photo ID that shows your name and address
- two pieces of government-issued ID - one that shows your name and another that shows your name and address.