Elections Nova Scotia

Media Room

Elections Nova Scotia recognizes the media's valuable role in communicating the election process to the public. See the list below or our printed reports for information and statistics. For further assistance please contact us directly.

Online election information

Online Election Information

(From the Elections Act) sec 94 (1) The only persons permitted to be in a polling station while the poll is open are… (g) media representatives authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer, upon request, to be present and to film or photograph registered party leaders and the candidates running against them, as they cast their ballots.

Also, Sec 95 (4) For greater certainty, no person present in a polling station shall operate an electronic device unless that person is directly authorized to do so under this Act or does so with the permission of the Chief Electoral Officer or designate, obtained in advance. 2011, c. 5, s. 95; 2015, c. 17, s. 33.

Media contact

Andy LeBlanc

Director, Policy & Communications

Andy.LeBlanc@novascotia.ca

902.424.3275

or

902.424.8584

elections@novascotia.ca

News

August 7, 2018
Notice of Compliance Agreement – Atlantica Party Association of Nova Scotia August 7, 2018 Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale has entered into a Compliance Agreement with Atlantica Party Association of Nova Scotia in connection with breaches of the Elections Act...
July 31, 2018
Notice of Compliance Agreement – Jonathan Dean July 31, 2018 Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale has entered into a Compliance Agreement with Jonathan Dean in connection with two breaches of the Elections Act. Mr. Dean, of Bedford, Nova Scotia admits he...
July 24, 2018
Suspension extended for Atlantica July 24, 2018 Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale has extended the suspension of the Atlantica Party Association of Nova Scotia. Since the suspension which began June 20th, the party had an opportunity to be heard by...
July 24, 2018
Suspension lifted for Queens-Shelburne NDP Electoral District Association July 24, 2018 The suspension of the Queens-Shelburne NDP Electoral District Association which began June 29th has been lifted by Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale, effective July 16th.The...
June 29, 2018
Electoral District Association suspended June 29, 2018 Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale has suspended the Queens-Shelburne NDP Electoral District Association (EDA) effective today.Under Section 198 of the Elections Act, an electoral district association shall be...
June 25, 2018
Political Donations Annual Report for 2017June 25, 2018The Political Donations Annual Report 2017 (formerly called Political Contributions Regime Annual Report) is now online at electionsnovascotia.ca in the Electoral Finance Reports section.The report contains donation...
June 21, 2018
Official Addition Results Now OnlineJune 21, 2018Official Addition results in the Cumberland South by-election are now posted at https://electionsnovascotia.ca/2018_CumberlandSouth.Poll by poll results are available in both PDF and Excel formats.Candidates are officially...
June 21, 2018
Today is Official AdditionJune 21, 2018At the completion of official addition in the Cumberland South by-election held June 19th, a media release will be issued, and official results will be posted on the Elections Nova Scotia website.   Candidates are officially...
June 20, 2018
Atlantica Party Association of Nova Scotia suspended June 20, 2018 Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale has suspended the Atlantica Party Association of Nova Scotia effective today.Under Section 184 of the Elections Act, a registered party shall be suspended if it...
June 19, 2018
Polls are open in Cumberland SouthJune 19, 2018All election day polls in Cumberland South opened at 8am this morning and will remain open until 8pm this evening as scheduled. Elections Nova Scotia reminds electors in Cumberland South that they must vote at their assigned poll on...
June 19, 2018
Unofficial Results Cumberland South By-electionJune 19, 2018 The unofficial results in the Cumberland South by-election are as follows:Larry DUCHESNE             NDP        ...
June 18, 2018
Annual Report & Strategic Plan - Released June 18, 2018Elections Nova Scotia’s Annual Report of the Chief Electoral Officer 2017-2018 and its Strategic Plan 2018-2023 are now available.The annual report outlines the daily operations and special projects that ENS has worked...
May 30, 2018
Nominations Close in Cumberland South By-election  May 30, 2018 Nominations for the Cumberland South by-election closed at 2pm today. There are four candidates nominated: Larry Duchesne           NDPScott Lockhart...
May 22, 2018
Campaign Signage and other Election AdvertisingMay 22, 2018Elections Nova Scotia – Now that the Cumberland South electoral district by-election has been called, people in the area may see campaign signs around their neighbourhood or have people asking if they could place one on...
May 17, 2018
Cumberland South By-election     May 17, 2018 The Assistant Chief Electoral Officer, Peter Gzowski, acting for Chief Electoral Officer, Richard Temporale, has received an order from the Governor in Council for a by-election to be held in the...
May 8, 2018
Plebiscite Results – Annapolis & Colchester Counties  May 8, 2018  On Tuesday May 8th, 2018 plebiscites were held in the County of Annapolis in municipal Districts #3 and #4, and in the County of Colchester in municipal district #8, pursuant to...
May 3, 2018
Volume III: Financial Information & Statistics Released May 3, 2018 The third volume of the Chief Electoral Officer’s report on the 40th Provincial General Election held May 30, 2017 was released today. It follows previously released Volume I, Statement of Votes...
April 27, 2018
Report on the Investigation into Breaches of the Elections Act in Northside Westmount Electoral DistrictApril 27, 2018Elections Nova Scotia has concluded an investigation into political contributions ($42,000) that Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale believes should have...
April 26, 2018
Elections Nova Scotia marks 100th anniversary of right to vote for womenApril 26, 2018 On this day in 1918, the Nova Scotia House of Assembly passed the Nova Scotia Franchise Act, which added women to the list of people eligible to vote in provincial elections, 160 years...
April 18, 2018
Cumberland South By-election – Nomination Fee Waived  April 18, 2018 Chief Electoral Officer, Richard Temporale, is notifying registered parties and prospective candidates that, for the upcoming Cumberland South by-election, the nomination deposit will not be...