2023 Municipal By-election

2023 Mayoral Candidates

Lain Lovelace

Lain Lovelace

I would be pleased to have the opportunity to serve the community as Mayor. Balgonie has been my home since 1988, where my wife Virginia and I raised our two children.

Maintaining a close-knit, small-town atmosphere while developing responsible commercial opportunities to supplement the tax base to continue to provide first rate services without increasing the residents tax burden is my focus.

It also continues to be my priority to provide a safe and sustainable community for everyone.

My 36 years as a professional engineer and leadership positions along with my extensive work experience has allowed me to make a unique contribution on council. Over the past eleven years the Town has moved forward with many positive accomplishments, I intend to continue this course, working along side the Balgonie Town Council in service of the community.

I take great pride in calling Balgonie my home.

Thank you!

2023 By-election

The Town of Balgonie will be holding a By-Election for the office of Mayor on October 25, 2023. The successful candidate will complete the remainder of the term for the vacancy in the Office of Mayor until the next General Municipal Election to be held on November 13, 2024.

The local government makes decisions regarding local matters and services that the Town provides. The Town Council sets the budget for services such as administration, protective services, public works, development, environment, recreation, water and sewer, etc.

If you are interested in running for Town Council, information can be found by following this link: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/municipal-administration/elections/running-for-municipal-office

Candidate information packages are now available at the Town Office and on the Town’s website. Nomination forms will need to be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 20, 2023.

You may run for the Office of Municipal Council if:

  • You attain the full age of 18 years on or before Election Day;
  • At the time you submit your nomination papers, you are a Canadian Citizen and have resided in Balgonie for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which nomination papers are submitted and are in Saskatchewan for at least six months immediately preceding the date on which nomination papers are submitted; and
  • Are not disqualified by The Local Government Election Act, 2015 or any other Act from holding the office for which you are a candidate.

You may not run for the office of Municipal Council if:

  • You are a Judge of any Court;
  • You are an Auditor or Solicitor of the Municipality.

If you or anyone you know is eligible to run for Town Council, please contact our staff at 306-771-2284 to obtain a candidate’s package which obtains information about the role.

Mail-in Voting:

Bylaw 452/2023 permits residents to mail in their ballots. Anyone who is eligible to vote in the Town of Balgonie’s Municipal Election may register to vote by mail in ballot. Form R and Form C are to be completed and sent to the Returning Officer at the Town of Balgonie Office (D-129 Railway Street East) prior to 4:00 p.m. on October 6, 2023. Eligible Voters in the Town of Balgonie are able to choose to register to vote in this manner. Mail-in Ballot kits will be provided prior to Election Day.

2023 By-election: Call for Nominations


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office of:

Mayor: Town of Balgonie

Will be received by the undersigned on the 20th of September, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) from September 1st to September 19th, 2023.

Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location:

Town of Balgonie Municipal Office, located at D-129 Railway Street East, Balgonie, Saskatchewan.

Dated this 31st day of August, 2023.

Karen Craigie, Returning Officer
Deborah Lane, Nomination Officer
Heidi Lang, Nomination Officer
Kari-Ann Prevost, Nomination Officer
April Giles, Nomination Officer

2023 By-election: Mail-in Ballot Request

Mail-in Voting:

Town Council has passed a Bylaw which will permit residents to mail in their ballots for the 2023 By-Election. Eligible voters will have the option to register to vote by Mail-in Ballot rather than vote in person at the Advance Polls or Election Day Polls.

If you are eligible to vote in the Municipal Election and wish to vote by this method, you may fill out Form ‘R’ and Form ‘C’, and return it to the Returning Officer at the Town of Balgonie at 129 Railway Street prior to October 6, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

The forms may also be returned by e-mail to townofbalgonie@sasktel.net or faxed to 306-771-2899.

Forms are available on the Town of Balgonie website, newsletter and are also available to voters at the Town Office.

Voters who register to vote by Mail–in Ballot will not be eligible to vote at the Election Day Poll or the Advance Poll. Mail-in Ballot kits will be provided to the registered voters prior to Election Day.

Instructions for Witnesses for Mail-In Voter Registration and Declaration

As the person who witnesses the voter’s signature on the Voter’s Registration and Declaration of Person Requesting Mail-in Ballot Form, you will need to review the applicant’s identification and confirm that you are satisfied that the voter’s identity has been established.

The voter applying for the mail-in ballot should produce:

  • One piece of identification issued by the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, a municipality or a government agency that contains a photograph of the applicant, the applicant’s name and address and the applicant’s signature; or
  • One piece of identification issued by the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, a municipality or a government agency that contains a photograph of the applicant voter and the applicant’s name and signature, and a second piece of identification prescribed in the Regulations that contains the applicant’s name and address.

As the Witness, you will need to provide your signature, first and last name, phone number and/or email address. Witnesses shall be 18 years of age or older.

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Pay with Plastiq

Credit cards are now accepted. All fees are paid by the cardholder. Payments may take 3-5 business days to process. The Town of Balgonie is avoiding passing on the cost of card payments to all residents, so those wishing to pay by credit card or debit card will be charged a fee. This fee is charged by Plastiq, not the Town of Balgonie. (2.9% for credit cards, 1% for debit cards).