Civic Election 2016

2016 Civic Election

The Official Results for the 2016 Civic Election are now available.
 
 

Responsibilities of City Council

City Council in the City of Melville consists of a Mayor and six Councillors.
 
The purpose of City Council is to govern the City, authority is given to us from the Province of Saskatchewan through legislation, The Cities Act for one or more of the following purposes:
  1. to provide good government;
  2. to provide services, facilities and other things that, in the opinion of Council, are necessary and desirable for all or a part of the City;
  3. to develop and maintain a safe and viable community;
  4. to foster economic, social and environmental well-being; and
  5. to provide wise stewardship of public assets.

Qualifications for Candidates

Municipal Candidates
 
A person is qualified to be nominated for and to hold the Office of the Mayor or Councillor of the City of Melville if he or she is at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the election and, at the time of submitting the nomination paper:
  • is a Canadian citizen;
  • has resided in Melville for at least three (3) consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which the nomination paper is submitted; and
  • has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which the nomination paper is submitted.
None of the following persons are qualified to be nominated, elected or to hold office as a member of council:
  • a judge of a court;
  • an auditor or solicitor of the municipality.
No person is disqualified from being nominated, elected or holding office as a member of a council by reason of having an interest in a contract with the municipality.
 
An employee of a municipality or of a council committee may seek nomination and election if they have first obtained a leave of absence in accordance with subsection 2-54(1) of The Saskatchewan Employment Act. If that employee is elected, he or she is deemed to have resigned from the position of employment on the day before the day on which he or she is declared elected unless for any reason the results of the election are overturned.

Qualifications for Voting

If an Election is held, eligibility to Vote is as follows:
 
To be eligible to vote for the Mayor and Councillors an elector must meet the following qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age on Election Day;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen;
  • Must have resided in Melville for at least three months immediately preceding the day of election and in Saskatchewan for at least six months immediately preceding the day of election; or the elector must own assessable land within Melville, which must be registered in the Individual's name.

Residency

The residence of a person is the place where that person normally resides.  A person who is temporarily absent from the place where he or she normally resides does not lose his or her residence.  If a person has more than one home in the Province, that person must choose one as his or her residence.
 
Voters lists are not utilized in the City of Melville.  You must register to vote when you come to your polling place.
 
Electors must produce identification at the polls before receiving a ballot.  There is a long list of criteria acceptable as voter identification so that all those eligible to vote are not excluded.  However, Photo ID is your best choice. Most people will use their Saskatchewan Driver’s Licenses. You will only require one original piece of identification if it has your photo, name and address and it is issued by a federal, provincial or municipal government.  If you are a non-driver, you may still obtain Photo ID from SGI at a small cost.  If you do not have Photo ID, then you will need to provide two pieces of approved identification.
 
Non-Photo ID Options
 
If you don't have photo identification and are unable to obtain photo-ID before Election Day, you can present two other pieces of information as long as both contain your name and at least one contains your address.