NOTICE OF ELECTION
A by-election will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, to elect a member to serve in the House of Assembly for the electoral district of Sackville-Cobequid. The following days are pursuant to the Elections Act.
ELECTION DAY Tuesday June 18, 8am - 8pm
On election day, you must vote at your assigned voting location or the returning office.
ADVANCE POLL Saturday, June 8 to Saturday, June 15, 9am - 6pm
Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, 9am - 8pm
Closed Sunday, June 9
RETURNING OFFICE Open Monday to Saturday. 9am - 6pm
Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, 9am - 8pm
Election Day - Tuesday, June 18, 8am - 8pm
Returning Office Location: 585 Sackville Drive, phone: 1-833-626-2287
If you are interested in working the Sackville-Cobequid by-election, please call the returning office at 1-833-626-2287.
WRITE-IN BALLOT APPLICATIONS
By Mail Deadline: Saturday, June 8 by 6pm
In Person and by agent: Tuesday, June 18 by3pm
Write-in ballots conducted every day except Sunday during hours the returning office is open
NOMINATIONS CLOSE Wednesday, May 29 at 2pm
TO VOTE you must be an eligible elector:
• 18 years of age or older on June 18
• A Canadian citizen
• Lived in Nova Scotia since November 15, 2018
• Resides in the electoral district of Sackville-Cobequid
For information contact Elections Nova Scotia
800-565-1504 or TTY 866-774-7074
CANDIDATES TO DATE
(Candidate names will be added as registrations and nominations are received)
NOMINATED CANDIDATES TO DATE
Candidates must complete official nomination forms after the writ is issued to have their name added to the ballot for the by-election. The deadline for candidate nominations for the Sackville-Cobequid by-election is Wednesday, May 29 at 2 pm. The following candidates have filed nominations papers for the Sackville-Cobequid by-election:
Steve Craig Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia (PC)
Anthony Edmonds Green Party of Nova Scotia (GPNS)
REGISTERED CANDIDATES TO DATE
If an individual intends to run as a candidate, they may register with Elections Nova Scotia prior to a writ being issued. This allows the candidate to accept contributions and incur expenses. The following candidates have registered with Elections Nova Scotia for the Sackville-Cobequid by-election but have not yet filed their official nomination forms:
Lara Fawthrop Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NDP)
Michel Hindlet Nova Scotia Liberal Party (NSLP)
MEDIA RELEASES - SACKVILLE-COBEQUID BY-ELECTION
May 15, 2019 – Sackville-Cobequid By-election June 18th
CANDIDATE AND PARTY SPENDING LIMITS FOR THE SACKVILLE-COBEQUID BY-ELECTION
Amounts in the Elections Act (updated to include CPI adjustments):
Initial Number of Electors: 15,088 (as of May 10, 2019)
Candidate Spending Limit*: $84,501.03
Maximum Candidate Reimbursement: $24,397.72
Registered Party Spending Limit: $6,471.50
Third Party Maximum Spending in this by-election: $2,261.58
*Candidate spending limit may be adjusted based on the number of electors on the Final List of Electors. The final list will be completed after election dayth
WRTIE-IN BALLOT APPLICATION
If you are eligible to vote in the Sackville-Cobequid district and wish to vote by write-in ballot, you can download the write-in ballot application or call Elections Nova Scotia at 1-800-565-1504 and we’ll send you one by mail or email. Follow the instructions for completing your application and mail, fax or email it back. Once the application is approved by Elections Nova Scotia, you will be sent a write-in ballot kit with instructions. The deadline to submit a write-in ballot application for the Sackville-Cobequid by-election by mail is Saturday, June 8 by 6 pm. The deadline to submit a write-in ballot application in-person or by agent is Tuesday, June 18, by 3 pm. Write-in ballots are conducted every day except Sunday during hours the Sackville-Cobequid returning office is open.
SACKVILLE-COBEQUID BY-ELECTION – NOMINATION FEE WAIVED
For the Sackville-Cobequid by-election the $200 candidate nomination fee will not be required as part of the nomination process as outlined in the Elections Act.
Following the 40th Provincial General Election, several changes to the Elections Act were recommended in Volume II: Report on the Conduct of the May 30, 2017 Provincial General Election and Recommendations for Legislative Change, dated December 2017.
The recommendation that the nomination fee requirement be removed was based on the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench decision. This recommendation received unanimous support from the members of the Election Commission who represent the three parties with two or more elected members in the House of Assembly. The Elections Act allows the Chief Electoral Officer to modify any provision to permit its use at a by-election.
This will be the second time the nomination fee was waived. The first was during the Cumberland South by-election held June 19, 2018.