Elections Nova Scotia

Newly Designed Voter Information Cards (VIC) for the Preston By-election

Release date: 
July 25, 2023

Newly Designed Voter Information Cards (VIC) for the Preston By-election

Media Release: July 25, 2023

Elections Nova Scotia – Registered voters in the electoral district of Preston received a personal Voter Information Card (VIC) in the mail last week with information on where and when to vote in the current by-election.

Elections Nova Scotia has redesigned the VIC to make it more accessible for voters. Each registered voter received a personalized postcard style VIC.

Eligible voters 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 when they come to vote and have their information updated.

Eligible voters in the Preston by-election must be 18 years of age or older on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, a Canadian citizen, reside in the electoral district of Preston, and have lived in Nova Scotia since January 7, 2023 (six months before the writ of election was issued).

Voters in Preston that have questions about the by-election can call the returning office at 1-888-503-5835.

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 Twitter @electionsns.

Media Contact:

Naomi Shelton
Director, Policy and Communications
Elections Nova Scotia

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