Elections Nova Scotia

Preston By-election Official Addition

Release date: 
August 10, 2023

Preston By-election Official Addition

Media Release: August 10, 2023

Elections Nova Scotia – Official addition results for the Preston by-election are now on the Elections Nova Scotia website (electionsnovascotia.ca).

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

The final vote count for each candidate is as follows:

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

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.

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.

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.

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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