R.M. of Swift Cur­rent vot­ers go­ing to the polls in two di­vi­sions

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Front Page - BY MATTHEW LIEBEN­BERG — mlieben­[email protected]­t.com

Vot­ers in two di­vi­sions in the R.M. of Swift Cur­rent No. 137 will be go­ing to the polls next week to vote for can­di­dates for coun­cil­lor.

The 2018 mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions in Saskatchew­an ru­ral mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties take place on Oct. 24. This year's elec­tions are held for coun­cil­lors rep­re­sent­ing even­num­bered di­vi­sions in ru­ral mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

There are three even-num­bered di­vi­sions in the R.M. of Swift Cur­rent, but the Di­vi­sion No. 5 seat be­came va­cant ear­lier this year af­ter the res­ig­na­tion of Ken Do­erk­sen as coun­cil­lor. Coun­cil de­cided at a reg­u­lar meet­ing in March to leave that po­si­tion va­cant un­til the mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions in the fall.

There will only be elec­tions for vot­ers in Di­vi­sion No. 4 and 6. There was a sin­gle can­di­date in the other two di­vi­sions and they are there­fore elected by ac­cla­ma­tion.

Phillip Wall, who is the in­cum­bent for Di­vi­sion No. 2, will re­turn to coun­cil af­ter the elec­tion. Michael (Butch) Ger­ing was nom­i­nated for the va­cant seat in Di­vi­sion No. 5 and he was un­op­posed.

Three can­di­dates are stand­ing for elec­tion in Di­vi­sion No. 4. The in­cum­bent is Mark Care­foot. He is chal­lenged by Jim Cadrain and Keith Pry­tula.

Vot­ers will have a choice be­tween two can­di­dates in Di­vi­sion No. 6. Gale Ner­ada is the in­cum­bent and the other can­di­date is Aaron Tait.

The polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 24. The polling sta­tion for Di­vi­sion No. 4 and 6 will both be at the R.M. of Swift Cur­rent mu­nic­i­pal of­fice, lo­cated at 2024 South Ser­vice Road West in Swift Cur­rent.

Vot­ers must present iden­ti­fi­ca­tion to prove their iden­tity and res­i­dence. The best op­tion is a doc­u­ment with photo iden­ti­fi­ca­tion that was is­sued by a fed­eral, pro­vin­cial or mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment au­thor­ity in Canada with a voter's pho­to­graph, name and ad­dress, for ex­am­ple a valid Saskatchew­an driver's li­cence. Oth­er­wise a voter can present two pieces of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. Both doc­u­ments must in­clude a per­son's name and at least one piece have to con­tain your ad­dress.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the up­com­ing elec­tion or iden­ti­fi­ca­tion re­quire­ments, con­tact the R.M. of Swift Cur­rent of­fice at 306-773-7314.

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