Elections Nova Scotia

Hundreds of Young Adults Added to Register of Electors

Hundreds of Young Adults Added to Register of Electors

More than 1,200 young adults have added their names to the Register of Electors in the past three weeks after Elections Nova Scotia mailed 11,000 letters to potential first voters on April 19th.

“The response rate is already better than anticipated in mailout campaigns, and we are still receiving first-time voter registrations because of the letter urging people to add their names to the Register of Electors,” says Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale.

The 18 to 24 age group has had the lowest voter participation rate in elections here in Nova Scotia and elsewhere. The 1,231 electors will receive their personalized Voter Information Card with locations and times of nearest voting places. The VICs are being mailed out in a few days and should begin arriving in mailboxes late next week.
Elections Nova Scotia maintains a Register of Electors of anyone eligible to vote in a Nova Scotia provincial general election or by-election. The Register is updated regularly and there are several ways to be added to the list. Though being registered before arriving at a polling station to vote is not required, those who are registered are sent a Voter Information Card (VIC) during an election with information on where and when to vote. The Register currently has about 750,000 Nova Scotians on it.

To be eligible to vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, 18 years or over on election day and have lived in Nova Scotia at least six months by the date the election is called.

ENS is an independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting provincial elections in the province. In this provincial general election, there are more early voting opportunities than any previous provincial election. Voting is possible from any returning office in the province. Advance polls have increased from only two days to a full week, from Saturday to Saturday (except Sunday) in the week before election day. Information about more ways to vote is available at electionsnovascotia.ca.

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