Elections Nova Scotia

Election Readiness Update Report Released

 

Chief Electoral Officer, Richard Temporale, has released a second update report on Elections Nova Scotia’s (ENS) election readiness planning for the 41st provincial general election, which outlines challenges faced over the past two years including a year’s delay in funding, a global pandemic, and legislative uncertainty.

The purpose of this report is to provide all Nova Scotians an update on where ENS’s election readiness plans stand to date. The report highlights the various ways in which election delivery may change and what the next provincial general election could look like from the point of view of voters, candidates, political parties, and the media. This includes voting safely measures to flatten the curve for COVID-19, an anticipated uptake in early voting options, the need for legislative clarity regarding the proclamation of Bill 225, and potential challenges with election night vote counting.

The election readiness update report is available on this website in PDF format.

The following link will access the media release for the election readiness update report, issued January 7, 2021.

ENS is an independent non-partisan agency that reports to the members of the House of Assembly through the Speaker. Its mandate is to deliver provincial elections impartially and professionally.

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