COVID-19 Precautions for the 41st Provincial General Election
COVID Precautions for the 41st Provincial General Election
Elections Nova Scotia worked with Public Health to determine the infection control precautions needed to ensure the safety and confidence of voters, election workers, candidates, and their campaign teams during the 41st Provincial General Election.
Please click here to view Elections Nova Scotia’s plan for COVID precautions at in-person voting locations that was reviewed by Public Health.
For your safety the following precautions are in place at all voting locations:
- All election workers have received COVID-19 specific training before working
- There are additional election workers assigned for cleaning
- Voting stations will be disinfected between every voter
- Frequently touched areas such as doorknobs will be disinfected every 5 minutes, and weather permitting entrance and exit doors will be kept open to encourage voters NOT to touch the door at all
- There will be a tabletop shield between voters and the election worker
- Election workers will sanitize their hands between serving voters
- Election workers will minimize hand-to-hand contact with voters by touching their documents (i.e., Voter Information Card VIC, IDs, etc.) as little as possible
- Election workers will wear a mask inside the voting location and workers who are not behind a tabletop shield will be provided a face shield
- Election workers will only process one voter at a time, to minimize contact and allow for proper disinfecting procedures between voters
Before visiting a voting location, please remember to:
- Bring your non-medical mask
- Bring your own pen, along with your voter information card (VIC) and identification
- Maintain good personal hygiene (e.g., handwashing, not touching your face, etc.)
- If you are feeling unwell, do not come to a voting location
When visiting a voting location:
- You are asked to wear a mask at all times in the voting location
- If you forget your personal mask, there will be a supply of disposable masks at the voting location
- You will be asked to sanitize your hands at the entrance and exit
- There will be hand sanitizer available at tables throughout the voting location, at entrances and exits, and at voting stations
- You will be asked to obey physical distancing requirements inside and outside the voting location
- To mark your ballot, you will be provided your own individual pencil, which will be discarded by an election worker after use
We appreciate your cooperation and consideration to keep our voting locations safe.
More information on the COVID-19 precautions in place for the 41st Provincial General Election is available in the frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Safe Voting Options
There are many options available to vote safely during the 41st Provincial General Election. It is important for voters to learn about their safe voting options before voting.
Voters can vote by mail using a write-in ballot or vote safely in-person before election day at any returning office or early voting location in the province. On election day, voters can vote safely in-person at their assigned voting location or the returning office in their district.
You are encouraged to consider the safe voting option that is right for you and plan to vote early or vote by mail using a write-in ballot to help keep the spread of COVID-19 low. For more information on your safe voting options, visit the How can I vote section of this website.