Elections Nova Scotia

Media Room

Elections Nova Scotia recognizes the media's valuable role in communicating the election process to the public. See the list below or our printed reports for information and statistics. For further assistance please contact us directly.

Online election information

Online Election Information

(From the Elections Act) sec 94 (1) The only persons permitted to be in a polling station while the poll is open are… (g) media representatives authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer, upon request, to be present and to film or photograph registered party leaders and the candidates running against them, as they cast their ballots.

Also, Sec 95 (4) For greater certainty, no person present in a polling station shall operate an electronic device unless that person is directly authorized to do so under this Act or does so with the permission of the Chief Electoral Officer or designate, obtained in advance. 2011, c. 5, s. 95; 2015, c. 17, s. 33.

Media contact

Andy LeBlanc

Director, Policy & Communications

Andy.LeBlanc@novascotia.ca

902.424.3275

or

902.424.8584

elections@novascotia.ca

News

May 26, 2017
  MEDIA ADVISORY: Election night results online after polls close May 26, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia will be providing election results online as polls are reported soon after polls close at 8pm on election day Tuesday May 30th. The online results on...
May 25, 2017
Dartmouth East & Dartmouth South Clarifications May 25, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia is seeking to correct misinformation circulating in the media and social media regarding whether and how votes for candidates in Dartmouth East and Dartmouth South will be counted....
May 22, 2017
Voting Days and Hours An earlier release had listed Friday polls as open until 6pm. Polls are actually open until 8pm. Following is a list of remaining voting days and hours:   Today, Monday Victoria Day, May 22nd, 9am to 6pm Tuesday May 23rd, 9am to 6pm...
May 20, 2017
Advance Voting May 20, 2017 More than 4,000 people voted in the first three hours of advance voting this morning. Returning officers in the 51 districts report a steady stream of electors on the first of seven days of advance voting, from today through next Saturday (...
May 16, 2017
Dartmouth East - Clarification May 16, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia is aware that a candidate in Dartmouth East has stated an intention to withdraw from nomination as a candidate. The Elections Act does allow for withdrawal before close of nominations but not after...
May 10, 2017
Nominations Closed: 203 Candidates Nominated May, 10, 2017 Nominations for the 2017 Provincial General Election closed at 2pm today. There are 203 candidates nominated in the 51 electoral districts.   Atlantica Party:         ...
May 4, 2017
Condos and Apartments Must Provide Access to Candidates Elections Nova Scotia reminds administrators of condominiums that enumerators and candidates must be given access to the building. It is an offence under the Elections Act to impede a candidate campaigning or enumerator...
May 1, 2017
Returning Offices Open by Wednesday For Immediate Release May 1, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia is pleased to report that we are ahead of our performance standard to open all returning offices to the public for voting within 72 hours of the writ being issued. We are...
May 1, 2017
Campaign Signage and other Election Advertising May 1, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia – Now that we are in a provincial election you may begin to see campaign signs around your neighbourhood or have people asking if you would like to place one on your property. The Elections Act...
April 30, 2017
40th Provincial General Election   April 30, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia – The Chief Electoral Officer, Richard Temporale, has received an order from the Governor in Council for the 40th provincial general election. The CEO has issued writs of election for all 51...
April 25, 2017
Halifax Needham By-election August 2016, Volume II Report Tabled April 25, 2017 The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the Proceedings of the Halifax Needham By-Election August 30, 2016 Volume II: Financial Information and Statistics was tabled in the House of...
April 21, 2017
For Immediate Release April 21, 2017 Advisory - Election Signs and Third Party Advertising Elections Nova Scotia is receiving an increasing number of enquiries about election-related roadside signs, and other forms of advertising, even though an election has not been...
April 19, 2017
For Immediate Release April 19, 2017 First Time Voters Being Encouraged to Register Thousands of young adults who have turned 18 years of age or older in the past few years and have not yet voted in a Nova Scotia provincial election will be receiving a letter this week...
February 24, 2017
Many Canadians are only directly involved in the electoral process when they head to a polling station to vote for their local councillor, member of provincial legislature or federal parliament. Others have made a career working in politics and some serve democracy by making...
February 16, 2017
Elections Nova Scotia’s Chief Electoral Officer and the Assembly of First Nations’ Regional Chief have agreed to work together to enhance elections services offered on Reserve in the next provincial general election. Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale hopes the...
February 15, 2017
The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the Proceedings of the Halifax Needham By- Election August 30, 2016 Volume I: Statement of Votes and Statistics was tabled in the House of Assembly last evening. In addition to the report documenting the results and analysis of...