By Lisa Goudy
While the percentage of voter turnout is a new low for Saskatchewan, it turns out the 2016 election saw more people voting than in the 2011 election.
“More people were registered and more people cast a ballot,” said Tim Kydd, spokesperson with Elections Saskatchewan. “We did a far better job of registering voters this election.”
This year was the first year using a new process to identify and register voters through a legislation change to work with data from Election Canada, Sask. Health and SGI to compile the list.
As such, Elections Saskatchewan is also able to keep a “permanent register of voters,” something it wasn’t able to do in previous elections.Read more