Changes could be coming to the next municipal election following a request from the provincial government. 

"The province has notified all the municipal councils in the province. They wanted to know if our council minded if they went a year over."

Municipal councils are four-year terms which would put the next election on October 28, 2020. The problem is that the provincial election is already set for November 2, 2020, only five days later. 

"They talked about moving it a month or two either way and now, the province came out with the question, what about extending it for a year for us. So instead of having the election in October of 2020, it would be postponed until October of 2021. With the understanding that after that, it would go back again to a four-year term."

Ludwig said that after polling Estevan's Council, they are in agreement with the change should the province go ahead with it. 

"I don't know what the other councils agreed to or didn't agree to but our council thought it would be alright if we went another year in our tenure. Right now they've just polled all of the councils and I believe, all the RM councils as well, and I don't know what they came up with."

He added that it will be interesting to know how many municipal councils and RM councils were in favour and how many were not. 

"It will be interesting, and hopefully everyone will weigh in who is interested and has an opinion, if they would like to weigh in, that would be fantastic. I don't think the province will be making a decision probably until next spring."

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