Elections Nova Scotia

Election Day Voting has Begun for the Pictou West By-election

Release date: 
May 21, 2024

Election Day Voting has Begun for the Pictou West By-election

Media Release: May 21, 2024

Elections Nova Scotia – Today, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, is election day in the electoral district of Pictou West. Election day polls are open from 8 am – 8 pm.

To be eligible to vote in the Pictou West by-election voters must be 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen, reside in Pictou West, and have lived in Nova Scotia since October 21, 2023.

Elections Nova Scotia reminds voters in Pictou West that today they may vote at their assigned voting location or at the returning office, 49 Pine Tree Road. Pictou West voters can find their election day voting location on their voter information card (VIC) or by entering their address in the ‘where do I vote’ tool on the Elections Nova Scotia website (electionsnovascotia.ca).

Voters in Pictou West can bring their VIC if they have one and ID, but these are not necessary. Voters without current ID can take an oath to attest to their eligibility and vote. Eligible voters can be added to the list of electors when they vote.

Voters are reminded that the deadline to apply in person or by agent for a write-in ballot kit is 3 pm on election day. All write-in ballot kits must be returned by 8 pm on Tuesday, May 21 to be counted.

Voters in Pictou West that are in line when the polls close at 8pm, will be allowed to stay until they have an opportunity to vote. But if voters arrive after 8 pm it is too late.

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.

Media Contact:

Naomi Shelton
Director, Policy and Communications
Elections Nova Scotia

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