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UPCOMING REFERENDUM

The Results are in:

Affirmative-276 votes
Negative -457 votes

Thank you to all who came to vote.

The Council for the Rural Municipality of Aberdeen No 373 has received a Petition for a Referendum to have a vote to change the Division Boundary Lines within the municipality and decrease the number of divisions by one. As the Division Boundary change seeks to decrease the number of councilors, public notice must be given to all ratepayers in accordance with section 3 (k) of Bylaw 2005-07 Public Notice Policy. A copy of Bylaw 2005-07 can be found on the Bylaws page or may be viewed at the Rural Municipality Office in the Town of Aberdeen.

****Please note that there was an oversight in the Bylaw 2016-03, A Bylaw to Provide For a Vote. Section 6 of the Bylaw states that the Returning Officer will be present at the Municipal office on December 9th, 2016 to designate voters that represent supporters and opponents to attend at the polling place and at the final summing up of the votes pursuant to section 149 of The Local Government Election Act, 2015.
As the advanced poll is being held on December 3rd, 2016, anyone wishing to act as a representative for the supporters or opponents will need to stop by the office on December 2nd, 2016 to be designated a representative in order to attend the advanced poll. Pursuant to Section 149 of the Local Government Elections Act, 2015 only those appointed as representatives may observe the voting. Only two representatives for each side may be designated per polling station and only one representative per side may be present at the polling station for the summing of the votes.

Representatives are entitled to observe the voting process and may preform the functions of an agent as authorized by the Act. Representatives shall not attempt unlawfully to ascertain the manner of a person’s vote on the question; will keep strict secrecy with respect to any knowledge that may come into his/her possession in regards to any person's identity or residence, or the manner in which a voter has marked on the ballot on the question; and shall not campaign within 100 meters of a polling station on the day of a vote. Section 16(2) of the Local Government Elections Regulations, 2015 states that no election official, agent, or representative shall copy or record any information or documents presented as evidence of a person's identity. If you have any questions regarding the representatives, please contact the Municipal Office.


The following question shall be submitted to a vote:

“That the Council of the Rural Municipality of Aberdeen No. 373 request the Minister of  Municipal Affairs of the Government of Saskatchewan to alter the divisional boundaries of the R.M. of Aberdeen No. 373 in accordance with the proposed divisional boundaries drawn on a map and the description of each new division as shown in the petition?

The vote for the referendum will take place on December 14th, 2016 between the hours of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm.
The advance polls for the vote on the question shall be held on 3rd day of December, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Polling places will be the Municipal Office at 101 Industrial Drive in Aberdeen, the basement of the St Paul’s Bergheim Evangelical Lutheran Church located across from Mission Ridge Phase 1 on Bergheim Road, and the Laniwci Hall located off of Fish Creek Road on the SW 1-41-02-W3.

The returning officer shall be present at the municipal office, 101 Industrial Drive in the   Town of Aberdeen on the 9th day of December, 2016 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to designate voters that represent supporters and opponents to attend at the polling place and at the final summing up of the votes pursuant to section 149 of The Local Government Election Act, 2015.

The returning officer shall on the 15th day of December, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the municipal office, 101 Industrial Drive in the Town of Aberdeen declare the results of the vote.

For more information concerning the upcoming referendum, please contact the Municipal Office at 306-253-4312 or by Email rm373@sasktel.net, the Reeve or Councilor for your division (phone numbers available on our website rmofaberdeen.ca), and the representative of the petitioners, Les Wailing, at 306-281-4042.

Proposed new boundaries will be:

Division 1:
Township 37 - In range 3, sections 1 to 12 inclusive.  In range 2, all of sections 6and 7.

Division 2:
Township 37 - In range 3 sections 13 to 24 inclusive.  In range 2, all of sections 1, 2, 3, 4
and 5 and sections 8 to 24 inclusive.

Division 3:
Township 37 – In range 3 sections 25 to 36 inclusive.  In range 2, section 25 to 36 inclusive.
Township 38 – In range 3 sections 1 to 12 inclusive, In range 2, sections 1 to 12 inclusive.

Division 4:
Township 38 – In range 3 sections 13 to 36 inclusive.  In range 2, sections 13 to 36 inclusive.
Township 39 – All range 2 within the R.M. of Aberdeen No. 373.

Division 5:
Township 39 – All of range 3 and range 4 lying within the boundaries of the R.M. of Aberdeen No. 373.  
Township 40 – All of range 2 and range 3 lying within the boundaries of the R.M. of Aberdeen No. 373.
Township 41 – All of range 2 lying within the boundaries of the R.M. of Aberdeen No. 373.

Below is a map depicting the current Division Boundaries