Elections Nova Scotia

Candidate and Party Spending and Reimbursements

The chart below provides the Candidate and Party spending limits and reimbursements for the 41st provincial general election that was held on August 17, 2021. Third party maximum spending is listed as well.

Candidate and Party Spending Limits and Reimbursements for the 41st Provincial General Election

Updated elector counts as of July 14, 2021 for the list of Electors and the Nova Scotia Elections Act of 2011.

Electoral District Initial Number of Electors
July 14, 2021
Total Candidate
Spending Limit
Candidate
Reimbursement
Total Registered Party
Spending Limit
1. Annapolis 14,839 85,636.31 24,670.10 39,506.67
2. Antigonish 14,638 84,633.82 24,335.94 38,971.54
3. Argyle 6,588 42,222.94 10,952.67 17,539.59
4. Bedford Basin 13,210 77,511.59 21,961.86 35,169.70
5. Bedford South 14,168 82,289.67 23,554.56 37,720.23
6. Cape Breton Centre-Whitney Pier 14,764 85,262.25 24,545.42 39,306.99
7. Cape Breton East 13,898 80,943.03 23,105.68 37,001.40
8. Chester-St. Margaret's 15,223 87,551.54 25,308.51 40,529.02
9. Clare 6,950 44,268.32 11,554.50 18,503.36
10. Clayton Park West 14,356 83,227.33 23,867.11 38,220.75
11. Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley 14,368 83,287.18 23,887.06 38,252.70
12. Colchester North 14,958 86,229.83 24,867.94 39,823.49
13. Cole Harbour 10,072 61,908.36 16,744.88 26,815.23
14. Cole Harbour-Dartmouth 16,014 91,496.69 26,623.56 42,634.94
15. Cumberland North 13,579 79,352.00 22,575.33 36,152.11
16. Cumberland South 11,058 66,778.37 18,384.12 29,440.31
17. Dartmouth East 14,682 84,853.27 24,409.09 39,088.68
18. Dartmouth North 16,474 93,790.97 27,388.32 43,859.62
19. Dartmouth South 13,815 80,529.06 22,967.69 36,780.42
20. Digby-Annapolis 10,167 62,334.46 16,902.82 27,068.15
21. Eastern Passage 10,482 63,905.54 17,426.51 27,906.79
22. Eastern Shore 16,511 93,975.51 27,449.84 43,958.13
23. Fairview-Clayton Park 15,929 91,072.75 26,482.25 42,408.64
24. Glace Bay-Dominion 13,504 78,977.93 22,450.64 35,952.43
25. Guysborourgh-Tracadie 7,793 49,031.47 12,956.00 20,747.72
26. Halifax Armdale 14,181 82,354.50 23,576.17 37,754.84
27. Halifax Atlantic 16,198 92,414.40 26,929.47 43,124.81
28. Halifax Chebucto 12,611 74,524.04 20,966.01 33,574.95
29. Halifax Citadel-Sable Island 16,857 95,701.20 28,025.07 44,879.30
30. Halifax Needham 16,941 96,120.15 28,164.72 45,102.94
31. Hammonds Plains-Lucasville 14,004 81,471.71 23,281.90 37,283.61
32. Hants East 17,521 99,012.93 29,128.98 46,647.10
33. Hants West 16,597 94,404.43 27,592.81 44,187.09
34. Inverness 14,113 82,015.35 23,463.12 37,573.80
35. Kings North 16,131 92,080.23 26,818.08 42,946.43
36. Kings South 16,644 94,638.85 27,670.95 44,312.22
37. Kings West 16,259 92,718.64 27,030.88 43,287.21
38. Lunenburg 14,629 84,588.93 24,320.98 38,947.58
39. Lunenburg West 16,499 93,915.65 27,429.88 43,926.18
40. Northside Westmount 16,341 93,127.62 27,167.21 43,505.53
41. Pictou Centre 12,969 76,309.59 21,561.20 34,528.07
42. Pictou East 11,578 69,371.90 19,248.63 30,824.73
43. Pictou West 11,392 68,444.22 18,939.41 30,329.54
44. Preston 11,109 67,032.74 18,468.91 29,576.09
45. Queens 8,910 55,342.78 14,813.04 23,721.57
46. Richmond 7,669 48,330.84 12,749.85 20,417.59
47. Sackville-Cobequid 15,384 88,354.53 25,576.18 40,957.65
48. Sackville-Uniacke 13,881 80,858.24 23,077.41 36,956.14
49. Shelburne 11,552 69,242.22 19,205.41 30,755.51
50. Sydney-Membertou 15,918 91,017.89 26,463.96 42,379.35
51. Timberlea-Prospect 17,299 97,905.70 28,759.90 46,056.06
52. Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River 16,515 93,995.46 27,456.49 43,968.78
53. Victoria-The Lakes 12,745 75,192.38 21,188.79 33,931.70
54. Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank 17,381 98,314.68 28,896.23 46,274.38
55. Yarmouth 14,049 81,696.15 23,356.72 37,403.41
Totals 761,917 4,431,568 1,266,701 2,028,493

The chart of candidate and registered party spending limits and reimbursements for the 41st provincial general election is also available in PDF format.

Financial Reporting Deadlines for Candidates and Registered Parties

Candidates:

  • Tax receipts (s. 252(6)), Form 2-5 including unused, spoiled and copy of used tax receipts - Due September 16, 2021
  • Financial report (s. 229) including Audit report- Due November 15, 2021

Registered Party:

  • Election Expense Report (s. 223) – Due December 29, 2021

Third Party maximum spending general election (s.275): $11,626.00

*The initial calculation was based on the initial list of electors dated July 14, 2021. The final list of electors to be completed after elections are held.

Financial Reporting Deadlines for Third Party Advertisers

Third party:

  • Election Advertising Report (s. 282(1))- Due December 17, 2021
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