Elections Nova Scotia

One Week Remaining in the Pictou West By-election

Release date: 
May 14, 2024

One Week Remaining in the Pictou West By-election

Media Release: May 14, 2024

Elections Nova Scotia – There is just one week remaining in the Pictou West by-election. Election day is Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Voters are encouraged to take advantage of early voting options available at a returning office and advance poll.

To be eligible to vote for the Pictou West by-election, voters must be 18 years of age or older on May 21, 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).

Registered voters in Pictou West should have received a voter information card (VIC) in the mail, which includes information on where and when to vote. Voters should remember to bring their VIC and ID when they vote. Eligible voters can vote without a VIC if they have ID with their name and civic address or if they sign a declaration attesting to their eligibility.

Voters who applied to vote by mail are reminded that the deadline to return completed write-in ballots is 8 pm on election night. If a voter does not feel there is enough time to return their completed write-in ballot by mail, they can opt to return it in-person to the returning office or have an agent return it on their behalf.

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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