Preparations will get underway for the 2024 Municipal and School Division elections during Moose Jaw City Council’s meeting tonight.
City council will be making decisions on the following:
- Appointment of the returning officer
- Rules around mail-in ballots
- Remuneration for election officials
- The practice for registering voters at advanced polls and on election day
- The order in which names will appear on ballots and what information will be shown on the ballot
- The deposit for councillor and mayoral candidates
- And free city transit on election day.
Election day is Nov. 13, 2024. There will be polling stations set up at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds, Cosmo Seniors Centre, Minto United Church and Church of Our Lady. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Advanced polls will be on October 29 and 30 from noon to 6 p.m., Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Nov. 4, 5 and 7 from noon to 6 p.m. Advanced polls will take place at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Company’s Golden Nugget Centre.
Also on the agenda, the city will be appointing its Board of Revision. Western Municipal Consulting has been contracted by the City of Moose Jaw for the Board of Revision duties since 2022 when the city transitioned away from a local board.
It's expected that city administration will recommend that the city resumes with Western Municipal Consulting.
City council will also get an update on the process by which the Administrative Review Officer receives complaints.
Meanwhile, the Department of Planning and Development will be asking for $300,000 in funding to be carried over into 2024 for the purchase of the most westerly 150 feet for the zero block of River Street West.
A bylaw that will give the city the power to impound vehicles for unpaid parking tickets will go to three readings tonight and there will be an answer to a written inquiry from Coun. Heather Eby about city transit use during the World Para Ice Hockey Championships.
Discover Moose Jaw will have full coverage of tonight’s meeting.