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By-Election Reminder – Saturday, March 11th, 2023

Please be reminded that the Resort Village of Shields By-Election will be held this Saturday, March 11, 2023. 

The By-Election will take place in the Shields Community Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please bring acceptable voter identification as outlined below, with you to the poll.

Acceptable Voter Identification

The purpose of the voter ID requirements is to maintain the integrity of local election processes. Your name and address must appear in some form on your voter identification documents. Bringing proper identification will ensure your voice is heard and will help your local election run as smoothly as possible.

Photo ID – Your BEST option to take to the polls

Acceptable photo identification is ID that is government-issuedvalid and has your photoname and address. If your identification does not meet these criteria, it will not be recognized as an acceptable form of photo identification.

Examples include:

  • a valid Saskatchewan driver’s licence;
  • a valid Saskatchewan ID card issued by SGI or any motor licence issuer (available for $10 or free for seniors); or
  • any other valid government-issued photo ID issued by a Canadian government whether federal, provincial or municipal, or an agency of that government, so long as it includes your name and address.

Please note, that if you do not currently have photo identification you can acquire non-drivers photo-ID from SGI.

For a complete list of acceptable identification, view Appendix D – Table 1 page 70-72 of The Local Government Election Regulations, 2015.

A Canadian passport is not an acceptable form of photo identification because it does not contain your address. However, a Canadian passport can be used as identification if paired with another document that has your name and address on it.

Non-Photo ID options – If you don’t have photo identification and are unable to obtain photo-ID before Election Day, you can present two other pieces of information, as long as both contain your name and at least one contains your address.

Examples include:

  • Valid ID cards or certificates issued by the Canadian or Saskatchewan government, a Saskatchewan municipality or school division, a Saskatchewan Indian band, the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan or an agency of one of these entities;
  • personal correspondence, benefit/contribution statements and tax/assessment notices issued by any of the above entities;
  • bank/credit union cards, credit cards and statements;
  • utility bills and statements issued within six months of the date of the election; and
  • personalized attestation of residence, letter of stay or admission form issued by a seniors or student residence, long-term care or shelter facility.

Vouching – If you do not have acceptable ID but are accompanied by another voter who has acceptable ID and is entitled to vote at the same polling place, you can be vouched for by that individual using the form available at the polling station from an election official.

Please note:

  • A voter with acceptable ID may only vouch for one other person, except for immediate family members living at the same address as the voucher.
  • A person who has been vouched for cannot vouch for another voter.
  • Election officials, candidates and candidate’s agents are prohibited from vouching.

[Section 81 of the Act]

Notice of Poll

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that:

  1. A poll has been granted for the election of:

Councillor of the Resort Village of Shields (1)

  1. Voting will take place on Saturday the 11th day of March 2023, from 9:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. at the Shields Community Hall, 8 Procter Drive, Shields SK.
  2. I will declare the result of the election at 8 Procter Drive, Shields, SK on the 13th day of March 2023 at the hour of 9:00 a.m.

Dated at Shields, SK this 7th day of February 2023.

Becky Hoehn | Returning Officer


Please be reminded of the Byelection in the Resort Village of Shields to be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Shields Community Hall.

Please note that Saturday, February 25, 2023, is the deadline to apply for a Mail-in Ballot.

Voters can choose to request a Mail-in Ballot application package on or before February 25, 2023, via email or in-person from the Village office. The application package consists of

  1.         A voter’s registration form; and
  2.       The Declaration of Person Requesting Mail-in Ballot, Form C, Appendix A of the Regulations

See Previous Post for form

Once the Mail-in Ballot application package forms are completed a ballot will be provided to you. Completed ballots must be received by Election Day.