The Saskatchewan Government dropped the writ Monday, officially beginning the 2020 Provincial Election.
Premier Scott Moe met with Lieutenant Governor Russ Mirasty, who has dissolved the Legislative Assembly. The campaign trail begins now, with voters going to polls on October 26th. This year’s election will also be working around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In response, the Province has opened several options to vote this year. Polls on election day and advanced sessions will be extra sanitized and physically distanced, and people have the option to vote by mail this year. People will have to register before October 15th to use this means.
In Lloydminster, Saskatchewan MLA Colleen Young has put her hat in the ring for re-election, facing off against NDP candidate Colleen Henning.
‘The other four Saskatchewan provincial parties, the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Green Party, the Saskatchewan Liberal Party and the Buffalo Party of Saskatchewan have not declared candidates in the Lloydminster riding yet.
This election also marks the first with Scott Moe at the helm of the Saskatchewan Party, as he became Premier after Brad Wall stepped down in 2017. At the time the legislature was dissolved, the Saskatchewan Party held the most seats with 46. The NDP had 13, and two sat vacantly.
If re-elected, this would be the fourth time the Saskatchewan Party has won the election since 2007.