Elections Nova Scotia

Official Agent Training

 

Official Agents of Candidates – Training Opportunities

Elections Nova Scotia is offering free training between April 18th and May 2nd to Official Agents of registered candidates. Duties and responsibilities of an official agent are complex and time consuming. Incomplete recording and reporting data can add significantly to time and effort taken completing duties. Missing legislated deadlines can have ramifications for the candidate/member. But our training can help you do your job well and on time, and it reduces our costs when scrutinizing your filings and the subsequent follow up required to correct any issues revealed.

Our audit of the filings after the last general election revealed that those who attended our training seminars performed their responsibilities far better with less effort than those that didn’t. People who had attended similar training found it very helpful in completing their statutory responsibilities.

Several sessions are scheduled around the province from April 18-May 2. Sessions are also planned in Halifax at the ENS office on Mumford Road. These sessions will be free of charge to all attendees. In addition to official agents, we are encouraging candidates, campaign managers or those considering these roles to attend as well.

Each session is scheduled for 2 hours and will cover the following topics:

  1. What is new for Candidates in 2016/17:

  2. Getting your campaign underway
  3. Election expenses and reimbursement
  4. Political contributions and transfers
  5. Issuing tax receipts
  6. Reporting
  7. Fines and Penalties (new)
  8. Wrapping up the campaign

 

It is not mandatory for each official agent to attend a training session, though we highly recommend you attend.
Please contact Elections Nova Scotia at 902-424-8584 or 1-800-565-1504 to sign up for a session.

The following sessions are currently planned:

Date

Location

Address

Time

April 13 Thursday

Halifax

7037 Mumford Road

2:00 PM

April 18  Tuesday

Bridgewater

Best Western Plus

527 Hwy 10, Cookville

902.530.0101

6:00 PM

April 19  Wednesday

Yarmouth

Rodd Grand

417 Main St, Yarmouth

902.742.2446

6:00 PM

April 20  Thursday

Wolfville

Old Orchard Inn

153 Greenwich Road South

902.542.5751

6:00 PM

April 21  Friday

Halifax

7037 Mumford Road

9:00 AM

April 24  Monday

Truro

Holiday Inn

437 Prince Street

902.897.8006

6:00 PM

April 25  Tuesday

Amherst

Comfort Inn & Suites

143 South Albion Street

902.667.0404

6:00 PM

April 26  Wednesday

Stellarton

Holiday Inn Express

86 Lawrence Boulevard

902.755.1020

6:00 PM

April 27  Thursday

Sydney

Holiday Inn Sydney-Waterfront

300 Esplanade

902.562.7500

1:00 and 6:00 PM

May 2  Tuesday

Halifax

7037 Mumford Road

2:00 PM

and

6:00 PM

 

 

May 3  Wednesday

Halifax

7037 Mumford Road

6:00 PM

 

 

 

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