As Estevan prepares for a dynamic fall election season, the city has released a timeline packed with essential dates, ensuring potential candidates and residents are ready for election day on November 13, 2024. 

As the election date draws near, electoral information will be added to the city website. Nomination papers will be available at the city clerk's office on September 1, 2024. 

As per the Elections Act the call for nominations must be issued at least 10 days before nomination day. Nominations are set to begin September 24, 2024 and close on October 9, 2024. 

Following the confirmation of candidates, advanced polls will begin on October 29, 2024.  

To be eligible for nomination as a candidate, an individual must meet certain criteria. They must be at least 18 years of age and must not be disqualified under the Elections Act or any other act. They must be a Canadian citizen and have resided in Estevan for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the date on the submitted nomination form and in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the date on the nomination form. 

A ‘super poll’ will be located at the Church of God, which has been the preferred location since 2014. This reduces the number of officials needed on the night of the vote. 

Drive-thru polling stations will once again be used this year. This method was utilized during COVID-19 and received positive feedback from the community. One drive-thru station will be at the north end and another at the south end of town. 

“I thought if we added one to another area of town, it would also bring in some of the people who maybe couldn’t make it to the middle of town. It’s closer to the industrial area,” said city clerk Judy Pilloud. 

Mail-in ballots, which were heavily used during COVID-19, will be available again for this year's election.