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 29, 2017
For Immediate Release August 29, 2017 The Official agents for 148 of 203 candidates in the 40th Nova Scotia Provincial General Election have filed their election expense report in accordance with section 229 of the Elections Act. The deadline for such expense reports was...
June 30, 2017
Political Contributions Regime Annual Report for 2016 June 30, 2017 The Political Contributions Regime Annual Report for 2016 has now been released and is available online at electionsnovascotia.ca. The publication contains disclosure statements filed by the registered...
June 14, 2017
Financial reporting deadlines for candidates, registered parties and third parties. June 14, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia reminds candidates, registered parties and third parties that financial reporting deadlines are approaching in the weeks and months ahead, as required...
June 12, 2017
Recount Confirms Hugh MacKay Elected in Chester – St. Margaret’s June 12, 2017 A judicial recount of the ballots in the electoral district of Chester – St. Margaret’s was conducted today in Halifax under the supervision of Justice James L. Chipman of the Supreme Court of...
June 9, 2017
Recount Confirms Bill Horne Elected in Waverley – Fall River – Beaver Bank June 9, 2017 A judicial recount of the ballots in the electoral district of Waverley – Fall River – Beaver Bank was conducted today in Halifax under the supervision of Justice M. Heather Robertson...
June 9, 2017
Recount Confirms Lloyd Hines Elected in Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie June 9, 2017 A judicial recount of the ballots in the electoral district of Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie was conducted today in Halifax under the supervision of Associate Chief Justice Deborah...
June 8, 2017
Three Judicial Recounts Scheduled June 8, 2017 The three judicial recounts arising from the 40th Provincial General Election held on May 30, 2017 have been scheduled. The Judicial recount of ballots for Guysborough–Eastern Shore–Tracadie under the supervision of Associate...
June 7, 2017
Poll by Poll Results (Preliminary) Released June 7, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia has released the poll by poll results from the 40th provincial general election in both pdf and excel formats. This release includes elector counts based on the official list, not the final list...
June 1, 2017
Today is Official Addition day June 1, 2017 At the completion of official addition, official results will replace preliminary results from election night posted at http://results.electionsnovascotia.ca. Another release will be sent when the results site has been updated...
June 1, 2017
Official Addition Results Now Online June 1, 2017 Official Addition results are now posted at http://results.electionsnovascotia.ca Results are based on the official list of electors as of last Sunday May 28th. The final list of electors will be updated in approximately...
May 31, 2017
Official Addition and Judicial Recounts   Official addition will begin tomorrow, Thursday June 1st, at 10:00 am in all returning offices.   The deadline for application to a judge for a recount is four days after the official count, Monday June 5th, 2017...
May 31, 2017
Out of District Ballots Count   Elections Nova Scotia underestimated the time it would take to count the largest out of district ballot boxes. At about 1030pm election night, we estimated that the 51 out of district boxes would be counted by 11:30pm. Over the next...
May 30, 2017
Out of District Ballots Count About Half-Way Elections Nova Scotia has had inquiries about the count of out of district ballots. All ballots will be counted and included in tonight’s results. There appears to be interest due to the record early vote turnout of 112,900...
May 30, 2017
Poll hours extended in two locations. Web Tool Issue   Web Tool Issue The Where and When Can I Vote? web tool that helps electors find their designated location to vote has been performing poorly this morning. The tool is housed on a government-based server and...
May 30, 2017
Update - Poll hours extended in two locations. Update- Web Tool Issue UPDATE: As a result of the delays reported earlier, election results reporting for Truro-Bible Hill electoral district will commence at 8:30pm, and for Halifax-Chebucto electoral district will commence...
May 26, 2017
  MEDIA ADVISORY: Election night results online after polls close May 26, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia will be providing election results online as polls are reported soon after polls close at 8pm on election day Tuesday May 30th. The online results on...
May 25, 2017
Dartmouth East & Dartmouth South Clarifications May 25, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia is seeking to correct misinformation circulating in the media and social media regarding whether and how votes for candidates in Dartmouth East and Dartmouth South will be counted....
May 22, 2017
Voting Days and Hours An earlier release had listed Friday polls as open until 6pm. Polls are actually open until 8pm. Following is a list of remaining voting days and hours:   Today, Monday Victoria Day, May 22nd, 9am to 6pm Tuesday May 23rd, 9am to 6pm...
May 20, 2017
Advance Voting May 20, 2017 More than 4,000 people voted in the first three hours of advance voting this morning. Returning officers in the 51 districts report a steady stream of electors on the first of seven days of advance voting, from today through next Saturday (...
May 16, 2017
Dartmouth East - Clarification May 16, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia is aware that a candidate in Dartmouth East has stated an intention to withdraw from nomination as a candidate. The Elections Act does allow for withdrawal before close of nominations but not after...