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Voter Eligibility
You are eligible to vote if you:
  • Are at least 18 years of age on the day of the election;
  • Are a Canadian Citizen;
  • Have resided in the City of Lloydminster for at least three (3) consecutive months AND in Saskatchewan/Alberta for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding election day
OR
  • Are the owner of assessable land situated in the municipality for at least three (3) consecutive months immediately preceding the day of the election (note, this land must be in your name, not a company name)

Students:
There are new provisions for full-time students, in the Local Government Elections Act, 2015. All full-time students in Lloydminster, regardless of where they are from or when they moved, are eligible to vote in Lloydminster as long as they are a Canadian Citizen and at least 18 years of age. A full-time student originally from Lloydminster going to school outside of Lloydminster, is still eligible to vote in Lloydminster.

For example:

  • You’re from Edmonton and attending Lakeland College full-time, you are eligible to vote in the municipal election
  • You’re from Lloydminster and attending University of Saskatchewan full-time, you are eligible to vote in the municipal election

The act states:
(6) If a person leaves his or her place of residence in Saskatchewan to study at an educational institution outside Saskatchewan, the person is deemed to be ordinarily resident in the place in which he or she was resident immediately before leaving Saskatchewan and is deemed to continue to have that ordinary residence until he or she completes or abandons his or her studies.

(7) If a person leaves his or her place of residence in Saskatchewan to study at an educational institution elsewhere in Saskatchewan, the person is deemed to be ordinarily resident in the two following places:
(a) in the place where he or she was residing immediately before leaving to pursue his or her studies, and the individual is deemed to continue to have that ordinary residence until he or she completes or abandons his or her studies;

(b) in the place to which he or she has moved for the purpose of pursuing his or her studies and in which he or she was residing on the day on which the writ was issued.
(8) If a person leaves his or her place of residence in another province or territory of Canada to study at an educational institution in Saskatchewan, the person is deemed to have acquired an ordinary residence in Saskatchewan for the duration of his or her studies.