CANELECTGEN 002/16: Saskatchewan Provincial General Elections - 4 April 2016

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01  01  171924Z MAR  16  RR      UUUU                 DJAG AL  153
NDHQ JAG OTTAWA/DND COORD SVR
CANELECTGEN 002/16
UNCLAS DJAGAL 153
SIC Z2M
SUBJ: PROVINCIAL GENERAL ELECTION - SASKATCHEWAN - 4 APR 16
REFS: A. LG-007-000/AF-001 - FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORIAL ELECTORAL EVENTS 29 NOV 00
B. QR AND O 19.44
C. MORALE AND WELFARE POLICY MANUAL VOL. 2, CANADIAN FORCES NEWSPAPERS

  1. NO SILENT HOUR RESPONSE REQUIRED
  2. A GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN SASKATCHEWAN WITH ORDINARY POLLING DAY ON 4 APR 16
  3. MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) AND THEIR DEPENDANTS VOTE PURSUANT TO ORDINARY CIVILIAN VOTING RULES AS CONTAINED IN THE ELECTIONS ACT, 1996, REVISED STATUTES OF SASKATCHEWAN, CHAPTER E-6.01 (ELECTIONS ACT), AS AMENDED. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE UNDER THIS ACT, A PERSON MUST:
    1. ON POLLING DAY BE A CANADIAN CITIZEN,
    2. ON POLLING DAY BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, AND
    3. ON 4 APR 16, HAVE ORDINARILY RESIDED IN SASKATCHEWAN FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THAT DAY AND BE ORDINARILY RESIDENT IN THE CONSTITUENCY IN WHICH THE PERSON SEEKS TO VOTE
  4. AN ENUMERATION IS BEING CONDUCTED THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE TO PREPARE AND COMPLETE VOTERS LISTS.  ENUMERATORS SHALL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO MARRIED AND SINGLE QUARTERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF AN ENUMERATION.  COMMANDING OFFICERS SHALL NOT PROVIDE LISTS OF MEMBERS OF THE CAF OR THEIR DEPENDANTS TO ENUMERATORS
  5. MEMBERS AND THEIR DEPENDANTS WHO EXPECT FOR ANY REASON TO BE UNABLE TO VOTE AT THEIR POLLING PLACE ON POLLING DAY MAY VOTE AT ADVANCED POLLS.  ADVANCED POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 29 MAR 16 TO 2 APR 16 INCLUSIVELY
  6. MEMBERS AND THEIR DEPENDANTS WHO WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE ON BOTH POLLING DAY AND AT ADVANCED POLLS IN THE CONSTITUENCY WHERE THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE, MAY USE THE PROVINCIAL SPECIAL RULES FOR ABSENTEE VOTERS.  IN SUMMARY, AN APPLICANT MAY VOTE IF HE OR SHE:
    1. MAKES AN APPLICATION (FORM E-127A) TO THE RETURNING OFFICER OF THE CONSTITUENCY WHERE THE PERSON IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE,
    2. ENSURES THAT THE APPLICATION IS ACCOMPANIED BY A PHOTOCOPY OF DOCUMENTS CONFIRMING THEIR NAME, PLACE OF ORDINARY RESIDENCE AND THEIR SIGNATURE (I.E. DRIVER S LICENSE, PASSPORT, UTILITY BILL, ETC.), AND
    3. ENSURES THAT THE APPLICATION IS RECEIVED (BY MAIL OR BY PERSONAL DELIVERY) BY THE APPLICABLE RETURNING OFFICER ON OR BEFORE 28 MAR 16
  7. APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS USING FORM E-127 A, TITLED QUOTE ABSENTEE VOTER APPLICATION UNQUOTE.  THIS FORM MAY BE OBTAINED FROM ELECTIONS SASKATCHEWAN OR FROM ANY LOCAL RETURNING OFFICER.  THE LINK CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT THE JAG WEBSITE UNDER THE HEADING ESTATES AND ELECTIONS.  THE FORM MAY BE SENT BY FACSIMILE OR OTHER MEANS OF ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION.  APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE ISSUED AN ABSENTEE BALLOT KIT WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THE BALLOT.  VOTERS ARE REQUIRED TO RETURN THEIR BALLOT TO THE APPLICABLE RETURNING OFFICER OF THEIR CONSTITUENCY, IF PERSONALLY DELIVERED, ON OR BEFORE 2000 HRS C.S.T. 4 APR 16 AND IF MAILED, POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE 2000 HRS C.S.T. 4 APR 16 AND RECEIVED BY 1200 HRS C.S.T. 14 APR 16
  8. CAF MEMBERS SHALL BE GIVEN SUFFICIENT TIME TO VOTE.  SECTION 60 OF THE ELECTIONS ACT PROVIDES THAT QUALIFIED VOTERS ARE ENTITLED TO THREE CONSECUTIVE HOURS FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOTING
  9. PROVINCIAL LEGISLATION DOES NOT PROHIBIT THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON POLLING DAY IN SASKATCHEWAN.  ACCORDINGLY, THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN MESSES, CANTEENS AND OTHER INSTITUTES IS NOT PROHIBITED ON CIVILIAN POLLING DAY
  10. POLITICAL ACTIVITIES ON DEFENCE ESTABLISHMENTS AND PERSONAL POLITICAL ACTIVITIES OF MEMBERS OF THE CAF ARE GOVERNED BY PARAS 1 AND 2 OF SECTION 2 OF REF A AND BY REF B. POLITICAL ADVERTISING IN UNOFFICIAL SERVICE NEWSPAPERS IS PROHIBITED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARA 10.B. OF REF C. ALL REFERENCES CAN BE FOUND AT THE JAG WEBSITE UNDER THE HEADING ESTATE AND ELECTIONS.
  11. ALL UNIT COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE TO ENSURE THE WIDEST DISTRIBUTION OF THIS MESSAGE INCLUDING ITS REPUBLICATION IN ROUTINE ORDERS 12. IT IS THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF MEMBERS OF THE CAF AND THEIR DEPENDANTS TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE REGISTERED ON THE VOTER S LIST, IF THEY QUALIFY.  THE ELECTIONS ACT PROVIDES HOWEVER THAT A PERSON ENTITLED TO VOTE WHO IS NOT ON THE VOTER'S LIST MAY, AT THE POLLING PLACE, MAKE A VOTER S DECLARATION AND BE ALLOWED TO VOTE.  DETAILS RESPECTING QUALIFICATIONS, REVISION PERIOD, LOCATION OF CIVILIAN POLLS, ADVANCED POLLS, ABSENTEE VOTING, ETC. SHOULD BE OBTAINED FROM THE APPLICABLE LOCAL CIVILIAN RETURNING OFFICER
  12. INFORMATION NOT AVAILABLE FROM LOCAL RETURNING OFFICERS MAY BE SOUGHT FROM ELECTIONS SASKATCHEWAN AT TEL. (306) 787-4000 OR 1-877-958-8683 (TOLL FREE IN CANADA AND USA) OR BY FAX AT 1-(866) 678-4052 (TOLL FREE IN CANADA AND USA).  CAF MEMBERS MAY ALSO CONSULT THE ELECTIONS SASKATCHEWAN WEBSITE. THE DND DEPUTY COORD OFFICER SVR / OTTAWA CAN BE REACHED THROUGH THE JAG ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATION OFFICER AT (613) 992-0073. 
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