Ahead of Canada’s October 2020 provincial elections, Elections Saskatchewan (ESK) produced a voter education flyer for people with disabilities. The poster details forms of assistance voters can expect to find at their polling stations as well as changes to voting from home procedures due to COVID-19. The poster is attached below, as well as a description.
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Participating in the October 2020 Provincial Election
Making voting more accessible
Returning officers conduct accessibility assessments to ensure:
Assistance at the polls
Election workers sensitivity training video
Our 15,000+ election day workers will receive training on how to assist voters with a disability. This includes a new election training video produced in October 2019 that is available on the Elections Saskatchewan YouTube page in both ASL and Described Video versions.
Vote by mail
Voting by mail is an option for any voter in a Saskatchewan provincial election. It’s a two-step process, and interested voters are encouraged to apply now. Applications must be received at Elections Saskatchewan by October 15. Voters can apply at www.elections.sk.ca/votebymail or by calling 1-877-958-8683.
Changes to homebound voting due to COVID-19
Based on guidance from the Chief Medical Health Officer, the presence of COVID-19 has forced changes to homebound voting in order to protect election workers and voters. Election workers will not enter voters’ homes this election. Instead, homebound voters can use the vote by mail option at www.elections.sk.ca/homebound.
Learn more at elections.sk.ca
Voting safely is our priority.
SK VOTES 2020
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