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Election

Board of Education​ trustees are elected during civic elections that are held every four years.

The next civic election is scheduled for November 9, 2020
Nominations will open no later than September 22, 2020 and close October 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
The deadline for withdrawal of nominations is October 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools' Board of Education consists of 10 elected trustees. Seven at-large trustees represent Saskatoon, and one trustee represents each of our three subdivisions: rural areas around Saskatoon, including Martensville and Warman (Subdivision 1); Humboldt (Subdivision 2); and Biggar (Subdivision 3).

A Chair and Vice-Chair are chosen from among the 10 trustees. 

Download Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools' Trustee Candidate Information package to learn more about the role of Catholic Board of Education trustees and becoming a candidate.

Download Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association's Called to Serve document.

Learn more about Board of Education elections from Saskatchewan School Boards Association.

Who is eligible to become a Catholic board trustee?

A person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate for and to hold office as a Board member if he/she:

  • is a voter of the school division on the day of the election;
  • is a Canadian citizen at the time he/she submits nomination papers;
  • has resided in the school division for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which nominations papers are submitted;
  • has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which nomination papers are submitted;
  • be Catholic (any Catholic rite, such as Roman, Ukrainian, Chaldean, etc., that recognizes the pope as leader of the church);
  • have all people signing the nomination paper be Catholic. 

Section 43(3) of The Local Government Election Act, 2015 acknowledges that an employee of the Board of Education may seek nomination and election to the Board if the employee has first obtained a leave of absence in accordance with s. 2-54(1)(a) of The Saskatchewan Employment Act.  if a leave of . If that employee is elected to be a Board trustee, s. 43(4) of The Local Government Elections Act deems the employee to have to have resigned from the position of employment on the day before the day on which he/she is declared elected unless for any reason the results of the election are overturned.

Nomination Process

Candidates must be nominated by an eligible Catholic elector of the school division; candidates cannot nominate themselves. The nomination paper must be signed by exactly 10 electors. An elector may sign the nomination papers of more than one person.

The nomination paper must state the name and address of the person nominated, as well as the name and address of each nominator. Nominations are not valid unless the candidate's nomination statement is signed by the candidate and witnessed by two people. 

Pursuant to the Board's June 1, 2020 resolution:

  • Candidates must submit a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the past 3 months of the date the nomination papers are submitted.
    • IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR SUBDIVISION 2 (HUMBOLDT) NOMINEES: The Humboldt RCMP detachment is only booking appointments (no walk-ins) for record checks and is booking into late October. Nominees are able to obtain a Criminal Record Check, but not a vulnerable Sector Check, from other RCMP detachments or the Commissionaires. We will accept nominations that have a Criminal Record Check without the Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Candidates are required to provide their occupation. If retired, candidates can state retired along with the occupation retired from.
Saskatoon Candidates:
To submit your nomination papers, make an appointment by contacting elections@saskatoon.ca or
calling 306-657-8683.

Subdivision Candidates: 

Call for Nominations and submission information (click image for larger form)
Subdivision 1 ​Form H
Subdivision 2 ​Form H
Subdivision 1 ​Form H





Nomination Forms


Saskatoon candidates
Download a nomination package


Learn more at https://www.saskatoon.ca/voting-elections

Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3 candidatesDownload a nomination form


Nomination Deposit

Candidates are required to provide a $100.00 deposit with the nomination form. This deposit will be returned following election day once all required forms are submitted, regardless of the percentage of votes received.

The Criminal Record Check (noted above) must be submitted at the same time as the nomination.

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR SUBDIVISION 2 (HUMBOLDT) NOMINEES: The Humboldt RCMP detachment is only booking appointments (no walk-ins) for record checks and is booking into late October. Nominees are able to obtain a Criminal Record Check, but not a vulnerable Sector Check, from other RCMP detachments or the Commissionaires. We will accept nominations that have a Criminal Record Check without the Vulnerable Sector Check.


Voting

To be eligible to vote for trustees in our school division, you must:

  • be a Canadian Citizen;
  • be 18 years of age or older on election day;
  • have resided in the Province of Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding election day;
  • have resided in the City of Saskatoon, or on land now in St. Paul's Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 2 subdivisions, for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding election day; and
  • be Catholic (any Catholic rite, such as Roman, Ukrainian, Chaldean, etc., that recognizes the pope as leader of the church).
Saskatoon:
Visit the City of Saskatoon's website for Information on votingsuch as registration, voting locations, mail-in ballots, etc.

Subdivision 1:
Contact your municipality for information on voting locations and times. The following links to city/town/village websites may help you find information.
City of Martensville(mail-in ballot information is below)
City of Warman (mail-in ballot information is below)
Town of Aberdeen (mail-in ballot information is below)
Village of Clavet (mail-in ballot information is below)
Village of Viscount (mail-in ballot information is below)
Town of Vonda (mail-in ballot information is below)
Village of Prud'homme (mail-in ballot information is below)

Subdivision 2:
City of Humboldt (mail-in ballot information is below)

Subdivision 3:
Town of Biggar (mail-in ballot information is below)

Mail-in Ballots

Pursuant to the resolution passed by the Board of Education on September 14, 2020, eligible voters may apply for a mail-in ballot. When your application is approved a ballot will be mailed to the voter after the close of nominations and the period for withdrawal of nominations on October 8, 2020.

Saskatoon:

Subdivision 1:
Download, complete and return the following documents in person, via mail or via email:
The application to vote by mail-in ballot must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 4:00 pm on Monday October 26, 2020. The ballot the voter receives from the Returning Officer must be received back no later than 8:00 pm on election day – Monday November 9, 2020. Any ballots received by the Returning Office after this deadline are deemed to be spoiled ballots.

Warman residents: return completed forms to:
Dawn Johnson, Returning Officer and City Clerk
City of Warman
107 Central Street W Box 340
Warman SK  S0K 4S0
phone: 306-385-2331

All other residents in Subdivision 1, return completed forms to
Ron Walter, Returning Officer
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
420 22nd Street East
Saskatoon SK  S7K 1X3
phone: 306-291-5574

Subdivision 2:
Download, complete and return the following documents in person, via mail or via email:
The application to vote by mail-in ballot must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 4:00 pm on Monday October 26, 2020. The ballot the voter receives from the Returning Officer must be received back no later than 8:00 pm on election day – Monday November 9, 2020. Any ballots received by the Returning Office after this deadline are deemed to be spoiled ballots.

Return completed forms to:
Michael Ulrikson, Returning Officer
City of Humboldt
107 Central Street W Box 340
Warman SK  S0K 4S0
leisuredirector@humboldt.ca


Subdivision 3:
Download, complete and return the following documents in person, via mail or via email:
The application to vote by mail-in ballot must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 4:00 pm on Monday October 26, 2020. The ballot the voter receives from the Returning Officer must be received back no later than 8:00 pm on election day – Monday November 9, 2020. Any ballots received by the Returning Office after this deadline are deemed to be spoiled ballots.

Return completed forms to:
Ron Walter, Returning Officer
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
420 22nd Street East
Saskatoon SK  S7K 1X3
phone: 306-291-5574