In an effort to widen the space of time between elections, the Saskatchewan government has announced they are moving the date of upcoming elections.
As it stands right now, people in Saskatchewan would go to the polls on October 28, 2020 to select a new municipal government and go right back to voting on November 2 in a provincial election.
The province is going to amend that law meaning a provincial election will now be held October 26 with the municipal election going November 9.
The government says moving forward there will be updates to the legislation meaning future provincial elections will be held on the last Monday in October and future municipal elections will occur on the second Wednesday in November, unless it falls on Remembrance Day.
In a release, Premier Scott Moe says after consulting extensively with both rural and urban municipalities, it was clear they wanted to keep their elections in the fall of 2020 and that the government believes a reasonable compromise has been reached that will allow local officials time to prepare for these changes.”