Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: More voters registered and more cast a ballot in election

Elections Saskatchewan implemented a new system to get more people registered to vote 

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.
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