Kids As Young As 14 To Vote For Saskatchewan’s Next Premier

Kids As Young As 14 To Vote For Saskatchewan’s Next Premier
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Despite not being eligible to vote in a general election, kids as young as 14 will be able to vote for Saskatchewan’s next premier later this month.

On January 27, more than 1,800 people between the ages of 14 and 25 will get to cast their vote for the next leader of the Saskatchewan Party. The winner will replace Brad Wall as the party’s new leader, and premier of Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Party has grown from 9,500 members in August 2017 – when Wall announced his upcoming retirement – to 27,125 as of December 18, 2017, the CBC reported Wednesday.

While Saskatchewan Party youth members between the ages of “14 and 15” have the right to vote in the leadership election, their parents have to fill out this “Parental Attestation Declaration” form.

From the SK Party website:

“Are you a youth member between the ages of 14 & 15 and need to prove your address to vote in the leadership election? Your parents can confirm your address by completing the Parental Attestation Declaration form.”

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All Saskatchewan Party members that were members as of December 8, 2017, are eligible to vote in the leadership election on January 27, 2018.

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