Elections Nova Scotia

Voter Information Cards (VIC) are in the Mail for the Pictou West By-election

Release date: 
May 2, 2024

Voter Information Cards (VIC) are in the Mail for the Pictou West By-election

Media Release: May 2, 2024

Elections Nova Scotia – All registered voters in the electoral district of Pictou West will receive a personal Voter Information Card (VIC) in the mail for the current by-election. VICs provide information on where and when to vote. The VICs for the Pictou West by-election are in the mail now and should arrive in mailboxes later this week.

Elections Nova Scotia has redesigned the VIC to make it easier for voters. The newly designed VIC is postcard style with one personalized card for each registered voter. An accessibly review was part of the new design process to ensure the card is easy for all voters to read and understand.

Eligible voters in Pictou West can vote without a VIC. A voter can be added to the Nova Scotia registry of Electors when they vote with ID or they can take an oath to attest to their eligibility. If there are errors in the VIC a voter receives, they can bring it with them when they vote and have their information updated.

Eligible voters in the Pictou West by-election must be 18 years of age or older on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, a Canadian citizen, reside in the electoral district of Pictou West, and have lived in Nova Scotia since October 21, 2023(six months before the writ of election was issued).

Before election day, eligible voters in Pictou West can vote at the returning office, during the advance poll, or by write-in ballot. Early voting after the close of candidate nominations on May 1 will be done by secure e-Ballot.

On election day, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, voters in Pictou West may vote at their assigned voting location or the returning office. Voting on election day will be done by traditional paper ballot.

Voters in Pictou West that have questions about the by-election can call the returning office at 1-888-575-8901.

Elections Nova Scotia is a non-partisan and independent agency responsible for conducting provincial elections. For more information, please visit electionsnovascotia.ca or follow us on Facebook and X (Twitter) @electionsns.

Media Contact:

Naomi Shelton
Director, Policy and Communications
Elections Nova Scotia

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