Applications for mail-in ballots are accepted between June 1 and November 9. 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 Regina doesn’t 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 into the Elections Regina Office.
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 government-issued photo ID with your signature verified and registration form witnessed by someone on the approved list of witnesses
- Send your signed registration form and a copy of your photo ID with a signature to Elections Regina:
100 – 637 Solomon Crescent
Regina, SK S4N 4N7
Elections Regina will review all applications. 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:
- 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;
- 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 Regulations and who has known the applicant voter for two years or more;
- 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;
- 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
- A Saskatchewan Health Authority employee who is 18 years of age or older and works in the hospital, rehabilitation centre, senior assisted living facility, long-term care facility, or care home governed by or affiliated with the Saskatchewan Health Authority where the voter resides.
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 photo ID and witness your registration form
- Send a copy of the front and back of the registration form and a copy of your photo ID with a signature (ie. driver’s license) to Elections Regina 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
- Not legible
- Accompanied by ID that does not meet the requirements
- Signed with a signature that does not match the signature on the photo ID
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, please call Elections Regina at 306-751-4479.
Instructions for Witnesses
As the person who witnesses the voter’s signature on the Voter Registration Form, you will need to review the applicant’s identification and confirm that you are satisfied that the voter’s identity has been established.
The voter applying for the mail-in ballot should produce:
- one piece of identification issued by the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, a municipality or a government agency that contains a photograph of the applicant, the applicant’s name and address and the applicant’s signature; or
- one piece of identification issued by the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, a municipality or a government agency that contains a photograph of the applicant voter and the applicant’s name and signature and a second piece of identification prescribed in the Regulations that contains the applicant’s name and address;
As the witness, you will need to provide your signature, first and last name, phone number and/or email address.
Applicants can apply in-person at the Elections Regina Office. Elections Regina is taking every precaution to ensure safe social 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.