Municipal election packages being accepted this Tuesday

Cole Carruthers
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Nomination papers for the upcoming Oct. 24, municipal elections will begin to be received this Tuesday.

The Nomination papers will be collected 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. during business days

until Sept. 19, by the returning officer or nomination officer at the city clerk’s office, on the second floor of city hall.

City clerk-solicitor Myron Gulka-Tiechko says quite a few of the nomination packages have been acquired. “We’ve had people coming in already to pick up the candidate packages and there’s been a healthy response.”

The nomination packages are for those seeking the office of mayor, council and the district school board. Gulka-Tiechko says there are different criteria and requirements for the separate positions. “Nomination papers for mayoral and council nominees need to have 25 nomination signatures to qualify and school board nominees require 10.”

Mayoral and council nominees must also pay a $100 processing fee and all must be over the age of 18 and be a Canadian citizen.

Those running have to be Moose Jaw residents for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which the nomination paper is submitted; and have resided in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which the nomination paper is submitted.

Holy Trinity school board nominees are required to be of the Catholic faith.

There is also a printable PDF application to be an election worker.

Municipal and School Board Elections is also looking for those interested in being a poll supervisor, a deputy returning officer (ballot receiving officer) or poll clerks (ballot issuing officer) to print off and fill out an online application available at: www.moosejaw.ca.

For more on this article, pick up the next issue of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: School Board Elections, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

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