September 24, 2021 – Next week, Elections Saskatchewan will release Administrative Review, Volume II in A Report on the Twenty-Ninth General Election. The publication will be dedicated to Mr. Harry Neufeld, a pioneer in Canadian electoral assessment and a former Chief Electoral Officer of British Columbia. Mr. Neufeld passed away on June 30, 2021 and is sadly missed by election management professionals across Canada and beyond.
“Harry Neufeld was a long-time election administrator and one of the first in Canada to work on electoral assessments independent of an election management body’s activity,” says Dr. Michael Boda, Chief Electoral Officer of Saskatchewan. “The work Harry undertook at the provincial and federal level helped to inspire the design of the assessment captured in Volume II.”
Mr. Neufeld was British Columbia’s Chief Electoral Officer from 2002 to 2010. In later years, he worked as a consultant in many jurisdictions in Canada and around the globe, including for Elections Saskatchewan during the province’s 29th General Election, held on October 26, 2020 and 28th General Election, held on April 4, 2016.
The volume, once tabled in the Legislative Assembly, will be found here: www.elections.sk.ca/resource-centre/reports-publications/.
Elections Saskatchewan will produce four volumes documenting the 2020 general election:
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