Elections Nova Scotia

Get on the Voters List

How do I get on the List of Electors? It’s easy to make sure your name is on the List of Electors.

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To be added to the List of Electors, download the application form,
complete and send to Elections Nova Scotia.

You can check to see if you are on the List or whether your information is accurate by contacting Elections Nova Scotia at 424-8584 or 1-800-565-1504; TTY 902-424-7475 or 1-866-774-7074. You will be asked to provide personal information, such as your date of birth, in order for us to determine whether you are the elector wishing to check his/her information.

If an election has already been called, you can:

  1. Apply at the returning office in your electoral district. The returning officer will add your name to the list and also tell you what polling station you will vote at based on your civic address. Find your returning office using the Electoral District Finder.
  2. Apply at your polling station. The poll clerk will add your name to the list using a Elector Information Form. Be sure to bring appropriate ID.


ID Requirements

You will be asked to show ID to have your name on the list of electors (if you aren’t already on it). Even if you have your Voter Information Card in hand, it’s always a good idea to bring your proper and current ID to the polling station so there won’t be any confusion or delay.

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Documents with name, current civic address and signature (1 is sufficient) Documents with name and current civic address (1 + 1 from Column Three) Documents with name and signature (1 + 1 from Column Two)
  • Driver’s license
  • Residential lease mortgage or land transfer document
  • Completed and signed personalized processed cheque for payment of an account
  • Vehicle registration
  • Current valid contract
  • Statement of account (such as telephone, power bill or credit card)
  • Vehicle insurance policy certificate
  • Blank personalized cheque (voided)
  • Proof of subscription to a magazine with a mailing label affixed
  • Statement of RRSP or mutual fund
  • Health insurance card
  • Canadian passport
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • Old age security card
  • Credit card
  • Automobile Club card
  • Library card
  • Student card
  • Certificate of Indian status card
  • Professional Association or Membership cards


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