Elections Nova Scotia

40th Provincial General Election May 30th


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 electoral districts.  Election Day will be held May 30, 2017.

Photo: At 2pm today, Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale receives the certified copy of the Order in Council from Clerk of the Executive Council Laura Lee Langley and Secretary to the Executive Council Jeannine Lagasse. The CEO has now issued the writs and notice of election.


ELECTION DAY  - Tuesday May 30th 8am to 8pm
On election day, you must vote at your assigned voting location.

ADVANCE POLL - May 20th to May 27th
                             - Saturday to Saturday 9am to 6pm
                             - Thursday and Friday 9am to 8pm
                             - Closed Sunday
                             - You can vote at any early voting poll location in Nova Scotia.

RETURNING OFFICE - before May 30th
                             - Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm
                             - Thursday, May 25th 9am to 8pm
                             - Friday, May26th 9am to 8pm
                             - Closed Sunday
                             - Vote at any Returning Office in Nova Scotia before election day.

By Mail Deadline:                                   - Saturday May 20th 6pm
In Person and by agent: (out of district) - Saturday May 27th 6pm
In Person and by agent: (in district)       - Tuesday May 30th 3pm
Write-in ballots must be received by 8pm on election day at your Returning Office.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE   - Wednesday May 10th 2pm

TO VOTE  you must be an eligible elector:

• 18 years of age or older on May 30th, born on or before May 30, 1999
• A Canadian citizen
• Lived in Nova Scotia since October 30th, 2016

For information contact Elections Nova Scotia 800-565-1504 or TTY 866-774-7074

Find out where you can vote: http://enstools.gov.ns.ca/edinfo2012/


Here is a short video of our warehouse being emptied today as 153 pallets of election supplies are being shipped to 51 electoral districts across Nova Scotia.

We had a little fun shooting a time lapse video of the warehouse emptying, shrinking several hours into a few seconds.

Watch for updates at electionsnovascotia.ca, on Twitter @electionsns and our Facebook page facebook.com/electionsnovascotia.

Printer-friendly version