Saskatchewan’s Chief Electoral Officer said safety will be his top priority during the by-election for the Athabasca constituency.

Premier Scott Moe, Tuesday ordered a vote in the northwest riding for Feb. 15.

As was the case with the 2020 General Election, my priorities for this event are voting safely and working safely for residents in the Athabasca constituency,” says Dr. Boda. “I’d also like to encourage all voters in Athabasca to consider voting by mail. No one knows if or when they will be affected by COVID-19 or even if wintry weather will make it difficult to reach their voting location. Voting by mail is a good option and I hope all voters consider it.”

Those seeking to vote can go to the Elections Saskatchewan website to register. Important dates to be aware of;

January 29-Nomination Day (nominations close at 2 p.m.)

February 4-Deadline to get on the voters list. As of January 18, 2022, there are 9,293 registered voters in Athabasca. Any eligible voter who is not already on this list and misses this deadline can still register in person when they vote in-person.

February 2-Vote by Mail application deadline.

February 9-13-Advance voting is held, Noon to 8 p.m. each of these five days

February 15-By-election Day. The last day to vote. Polls are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

February 15-Vote by mail ballots must be placed in the mail no later than 8 p.m. this day.

Locations of polling stations have yet to be confirmed, but Elections Sask. is seeking workers for the by-election.

(Photo courtesy of Elections Saskatchewan.)