About Elections Nova Scotia
Elections Nova Scotia is an independent, non-partisan agency that is responsible for the administration of the Elections Act. Its mandate is to conduct provincial general elections, by-elections and liquor plebiscites; ensure compliance with the provincial electoral law including the political financing regime; establish and maintain election-related information including the Nova Scotia Register of Electors; seek advice and conduct studies related to electoral processes; and, conduct electoral education processes.
Elections Nova Scotia must be prepared at all times to conduct a provincial general election, by-election, or plebiscite.
Elections Nova Scotia is also mandated to provide support to the independent boundaries commission charged with reviewing the boundaries of provincial electoral districts.