Nominations for Weyburn council candidates opens Sept. 22

The period of nominations for mayor or councillor for Weyburn’s city council will open on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and will close Wednesday, Oct. 7, with the civic election day to be held on Nov. 9.

For someone to be nominated to run for the position of mayor or councillor, they need the signatures of five residents of Weyburn, all eligible to vote in the city’s election.

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They must be 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen, have resided in Saskatchewan for the past six months, and a resident of the city or on land now in the city for the three-month period preceding the date the nomination papers are filed.

Nominees also will need to provide public disclosure of who their employer is, and of corporate interests, partnerships, business arrangements, property holdings, contracts and agreements.

After nominations close at 4 p.m. on Oct. 7, the notice of polls will be issued on Oct. 9, with the advance polls to be held on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1-5 p.m., and on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 5-9 p.m., both times held in the Sun Room at the Weyburn Leisure Centre.

Election day is Monday, Nov. 9, with polls open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is also the election day for trustees of the two school divisions, Southeast Cornerstone for the public schools, and Holy Family for the Catholic schools.

After this, those candidates who are declared as elected to council will have an orientation during the day on Nov. 16, and their inaugural council meeting will be that evening at 5 p.m. in council chambers.