Elections Nova Scotia

Pictou West Voters Can Apply On-line to Vote by Mail

Release date: 
May 3, 2024

Pictou West Voters Can Apply On-line to Vote by Mail

Media Release: May 2, 2024

Elections Nova Scotia – Eligible voters in Pictou West who wish to vote by write-in ballot can apply on-line at electionsnovascotia.ca.

Voters can also ask someone they trust who is at least 18 years old to act as their agent to help them apply for and return their write-in ballot. Voters can call the returning office at 1-888-575-8901 if they need assistance with the write-in ballot process.

The returning office can even arrange for a write-in ballot team to visit a voter at home if necessary.

Once a write-in ballot application is approved, the voter will be sent a write-in ballot kit with instructions.

It is important for voters to understand the deadlines to return their completed write-in ballot kit so it can be counted. Voters are asked to please allow adequate time so their write-in ballot can be returned by the deadline.

The deadlines to apply for a write-in ballot on-line is Saturday, May 11 by 6pm.

The deadlines apply for a write-in ballot in Person and by agent is Tuesday, May 21 at 3 pm.

Write-in ballots are conducted every day except Sunday during hours the returning office is open (Mondays to Saturdays 9 am – 6 pm).

All write-in ballot kits must be returned before the close of voting on election day to be counted, that is, 8 pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

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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