For many Nova Scotia students attending university, community college, or other post secondary institutions on the date of the writ, the “family home” is the place they return to when school is out for the summer. For the rest of the year, they live in residences attached to or nearby their educational institutions.
So the question is: once an election is called, do you vote at your “family home” polling division (which may be many kilometers away) or at your “school home” polling division?
Your family home is still considered your ordinary residence. But to make it possible and easy for you to vote, you can be included on the List of Electors where you are residing while you go to school. You can vote by Write-in Ballot if you would like to vote in the electoral district where your “family home” is without having to travel there.
If you are not currently on the List of Electors for your “school home” polling division please contact your local Returning Officer (find your returning officer). Remember, you must be a Canadian citizen who will be 18 years of age or older on election day and have lived in Nova Scotia for at least six months before the day the election was called.