Elections Nova Scotia

Preston By-election Write-in Ballot Reminder

Release date: 
August 8, 2023

Write-in Ballot Reminder

Media Release: August 8, 2023

Elections Nova Scotia – Voters who have applied to vote by write-in ballot in the Preston by-election are reminded to return their completed write-in ballot before the close of polls tonight at 8 pm.

To be accepted in the by-election, all completed write-in ballots must be received by 8 pm tonight, Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

Voters can return their completed write-in ballot in-person or by agent to the returning office, 293 Main Street Dartmouth. The returning office can also arrange to have a write-in ballot team pick up a completed write-in ballot if a voter is not able to return it. Voters should call the returning office, at 1-888-503-5835, as soon as possible to make arrangements.

It is not too late to apply to vote by write-in ballot. Applications for write-in ballot can still be made in-person or by agent through the returning office. The deadline to apply for a write-in ballot in person or by agent is 3 pm today, Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

An agent is someone who is 18 years or older that can act on behalf of an eligible voter. They can assist the voter to apply for a write-in ballot and can return the completed write-in ballot for that voter.

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.

Media Contact:

Naomi Shelton
Director, Policy and Communications
Elections Nova Scotia

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