Teachers Will Not Be Assigned to Work the 2020 Provincial Election

July 29, 2020
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

SASKATOON – Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is confirming teachers will not be assigned to work in this fall’s provincial election.

“I spoke directly to the Ministry of Education, the Chief Electoral Officer and school boards to affirm that teachers will not be mandated or assigned to work the election,” said Randy Schmaltz, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. “Each organization has provided confirmation there is no intent to assign teachers to work at polling stations.”

While school divisions are providing access to schools for polling stations, this does not include access to teachers. Elections Saskatchewan will be responsible for appropriate cleaning and disinfecting measures before students and staff return to school after the election.