All qualified voters may vote to elect mayor, councillors and public school board members OR separate school board members. To be a qualified voter, the following requirements apply:
A person is eligible to vote in a municipal or school division election who, on election day:
- is a Canadian citizen;
- is at least 18 years of age;
- has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding day of the election and:
- has resided in the City of Weyburn, or on land now in the municipality, for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election, OR
- is the owner of assessable land in the City of Weyburn, or land now situated in the municipality, for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election;
- has not already voted in this election.
RULES OF RESIDENCE
In order to register as a voter in Weyburn, the Local Government Elections Act, 2015 sets out the rules for determining which address to use for voting:
- The residence of a person is the place in which their habitation is fixed and to which, when they are absent from that place, there is an intention of returning;
- A person who is temporarily absent from the place where their habitation is fixed and does not lose their residence;
- No person, while they remain in the province, is deemed to have lost their residence until they have acquired another residence;
- No person has more than one residence in the province and, if they have more than one home in the province, they shall elect one home as their residence.