Elections Nova Scotia

How can I become a Candidate?

How can I become a Candidate?


Candidate nominations are coming in more quickly than 2013. By this time in 2013, sixty-six candidates had completed nominations papers. Already 101 have submitted their nomination papers so far. A total of 176 candidates ran in the 2013 general election.

Interested in becoming a candidate? There are a few things that you should know. In order to get your name on the ballot, you must be officially nominated as a candidate before the close of nominations in accordance with the Act. To do that, you must file your nomination paper (Form 105) with the returning officer before 2pm Wednesday May 10, 2017. 

Review the Information for Prospective Candidates [click here for the PDF file] and the Candidate's Handbook (Non-Financial) [click here for the PDF file] for additional information.

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