Elections Nova Scotia

Jobs with Elections Nova Scotia

Elections Nova Scotia is currently recruiting for Returning Officers. Please see the information below to find out how to apply on-line for a RO position.

Nova Scotia’s democratic process is built and protected by people like you – people who care about our province and want to play a part in keeping our fair and free voting process alive, well, and available to all.

Thanks for wanting to be a part of the democratic process!

Returning Officer Recruitment

Appointed by Nova Scotia’s Chief Electoral Officer, a provincial returning officer administers the electoral process in the electoral district in which they live. The position calls for broad management experience and a variety of skills. The work is diverse, challenging and rewarding. And, by its nature, it is impartial and non-partisan. Click here for more information on returning officer appointments including a list of duties.

Elections Nova Scotia is currently recruiting for a returning officer in the electoral district(s) of:

  • ED2 – Antigonish
  • ED7 – Cape Breton East
  • ED24 – Glace Bay-Dominion

If you are interested in being a returning officer, click here to complete the online Returning Officer Application. The returning officer application should be completed online. If you have difficulty with the application, please call 902-424-8584 or email elections@novascotia.ca.

Other Levels of Government Election Recruitment

Elections Nova Scotia is responsible for delivering provincial level elections. The next provincial election will be held on July 15, 2025. Elections Nova Scotia also works with our partners federally and municipally to assist with the recruitment of election works when federal or municipal level elections are being held.

Municipal Election Recruitment – October 2024

Municipalities in Nova Scotia are preparing for municipal level elections to be held in October 2024. If you are interested in work the municipal election in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), please click here to visit the HRM election employment website to view municipal election job postings.

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