Elections Nova Scotia

Preston By-election 2023

A by-election was held on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, in the electoral district of Preston.

Preston By-election Official Addition

Official addition results for the Preston by-election were released on Thursday, August 10, 2023.

Twila Grosse, Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia (PC) was confirmed as the winner for the Preston by-election

Anthony Edmonds, Green Party of Nova Scotia (Green Party) - 101

Twila Grosse, Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia (PC) – 1,950

Colter (C.C.) Simmonds, Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NSNDP) – 1,145

Carlo Simmons, Nova Scotia Liberal Party (NSLP) – 1,021

Bobby Taylor, Nova Scotians United Party (NSU) - 95

Follow this link for more detail on the results of the Preston by-election.

Poll-by-poll results and further analysis on voter turnout for the Preston by-election will be published in Elections Nova Scotia’s post-election report in the coming months.

A candidate is officially declared elected when the writ of election has been completed and returned by the returning officer to the Chief Electoral Officer per section 159 of the Elections Act.

The deadline for application to a judge for a recount for the Preston by-election is four days after the official addition, Monday, August 14, 2023.

Financial Reporting Deadlines for the Preston By-election

Elections Nova Scotia reminds candidates, registered political parties, and third party advertisers from the Preston by-election held on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, that financial reports are due in the weeks and months ahead. All reports must be sent the Chief Electoral Officer.

Candidate tax receipts are due 30 days after election day, September 7, 2023.

Candidate financial reports, including audit reports, are due on November 6, 2023. It is also important to remember that there are fines of $50 per day for late candidate reports.

Registered party financial reports are due on December 18, 2023.

Third party election advertising reports are due on December 8, 2023.

Final Spending Limits for the Preston By-election

Candidate spending limits in an electoral district are adjusted if there is an increase in number of electors on the Final List of Electors. The final list of electors is now complete for the Preston by-election.

The following spending limits and reimbursement amounts are determined according to the Elections Act (updated to include CPI adjustments):

Number of Electors: 11,269 (as of August 14, 2023)

Candidate Spending Limit: $76,489.21

Maximum Candidate Reimbursement: $21,126.39

Registered Party Spending Limit: $7,503.14

Third Party Maximum Spending in this by-election: $2,622.01

Preston By-election Media Releases

The following media releases have been issued for the Preston by-election.

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