Elections Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Elections Act

This act sets out all the rules for running an election in Nova Scotia. It details everything from the writ of election, to how to set polling days and hours, to what to do if a candidate dies. Please click here to get the full consolidated Elections Act.

Amendments to the Elections Act made by Chapter 8 of the Acts of 2020 were proclaimed in effect on May 6, 2021. Please click here for more details on these legislative amendments.

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