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It’s Easy to Vote in the Nova Scotia Provincial General Election

It’s Easy to Vote in the Nova Scotia Provincial General Election

Many people will vote on election day from 8am to 8pm at their assigned polling station but that is not the only way to cast a ballot. Easily vote before election day at any returning office across Nova Scotia from 9am to 6pm every day except Sunday or at advanced polls open from Saturday May 20th to Saturday May 27th (closed Sunday) on the week immediately before election day from 9am to 6pm and until 8pm on Thursday May 25th and Friday May 26th.

Write-in ballots are used if you are unable to get to a polling station for a variety of reasons, such as mobility, travel, hospitalization, incarceration or serving for the military. Note that write-in ballots require planning as an application must be submitted and the ballot mailed to you and then back to Elections Nova Scotia upon completion. If you live in a residential centre a returning officer will visit the residence to assist you in voting by write-in ballot.

If you are living in a shelter and require anonymity, contact ENS and someone from a write-in ballot team will assist you. If you are homeless with no permanent residence, the place where you sleep at time of registration – a shelter, hostel, or other place that provides food, lodging or social services –is considered your residence. A post-secondary student may have two addresses, one at school and one when not at school. Simply chose which address to use and vote using one of the methods listed above. For more information on any of the dozen ways to vote, visit how can I vote? or phone 1-800-565-1504, or TTY 1-866-774-7074.

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