Changes to Sask. Elections Act

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December 11, 2014 9:10 AM

Changes are now in effect that the government says will make it easier for Saskatchewan people to vote in future provincial elections. The Election Amendment Act, 2014 was proclaimed last week.

The amendments were developed in consultation with Elections Saskatchewan and the Official Opposition and passed last spring.

The amendments include new home-bound voting provisions that allow voters with a disability to have election officials come to their home to take their vote.

Saskatchewan is now the first jurisdiction in Canada to provide special residence recognition to voters serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. Active members from this province will retain their residency while serving elsewhere. Members coming to the province to serve here will immediately be able to vote in provincial elections.

The new Act will also establish a permanent voter registry and remove the requirement for doorto- door enumeration. It will also remove restrictions on who can vote at advance polls.

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