Border City Residents Cast Their Ballots
Candidates for municipal and school board elections in the Border City will find out if all of their campaigning paid off. People in Lloydminster and across Saskatchewan head to the polls Wednesday.
The advanced polls in Lloydminster wrapped up Saturday afternoon. 298 people signed voter declarations at city hall, down from last year when 335 people showed up.
If you're bracing the wintry weather to make a selection, make sure you have your ID.
“The local government election act was changed and it now requires that anyone voting in a municipal or school board election have to show identification,” explains city clerk Beth Kembel.
A piece of photo ID that has your photo, your name and your address on it is ideal but there are other options. “If you don’t have photo ID, you can show two pieces of non-photo ID both of which need to have your name and one needs to have your address,” she says.
The idea is to prove you are who you say you are and live where you say you live.
Residents will select six city councillors from 16 candidates. Go to our Lloydminster Votes section to brush up on any of the candidates.
Kembel notes you don’t have to pick six people. “You can choose anywhere from one to six,” she says.
As for the school board elections, residents will vote for either the Catholic or public board. To vote for the Catholic school board, you must be a member of the Catholic faith. Locals will elect seven members for the Lloydminster Public School Board and one for the Lloydminster Catholic School Board.
Polls open at 9 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Kembel suggests people make their way to the polling stations early to avoid long line-ups late in the day. There are seven polling stations in the Border City, click here to find out where to go.
She says the city will be keeping residents up to date. “We have an unofficial results page that we will be updating through the evening as the results come in once the polls are closed at eight o’clock.”
Official results will be announced Thursday at noon.
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