Elections Nova Scotia

Incarcerated Voters

Immediately following an election call, Elections Nova Scotia provides liaison officers at each provincial and federal correctional facility with brochures and write-in ballot application forms to distribute to eligible electors held in the facility.

Elections Nova Scotia receives and reviews the application forms to determine whether the elector is qualified to vote and to confirm the elector’s electoral district.  If approval criteria are met, Elections Nova Scotia will issue a write-in ballot kit for each approved elector and arrange expedient delivery to the correctional facility liaison officer in the correctional facility where the elector resides.

The elector will vote using the write-in ballot and the liaison officer will return the ballot to Elections Nova Scotia. 

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