Elections Nova Scotia

Apply On-line to Vote by Mail in the Preston By-election

Release date: 
July 17, 2023

Apply On-line to Vote by Mail in the Preston By-election

Media Release: July 17, 2023

Elections Nova Scotia – Eligible voters in Preston who wish to vote by mail can apply on-line at electionsnovascotia.ca for a write-in ballot. A write-in ballot is the remote voting option available to eligible voters in the Preston By-election. To vote by write-in ballot, a voter must first apply, then receive, complete, and return their write-in ballot kit. When a voter applies to vote by write-in ballot, that is the form of voting they must use.

Voters in Preston can contact the returning office at 1-888-503-5835 for information on how to apply for a write-in ballot.

Voters who need assistance can ask someone they trust who is at least 18 years old to act as their agent to help them apply for and return their write-in ballot. The returning office can also arrange for a write-in ballot team to visit a voter in their home if necessary.

The deadlines apply for a write-in ballot on-line is Saturday, July 29 by 6pm.

The deadlines apply for a write-in ballot in Person and by agent in Tuesday, August 8 at 3 pm.

All completed write-in ballot kits must be returned before the close of voting on election day to be counted, that is, 8 pm on Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

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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