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

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...
April 13, 2018
Plebiscites to be held in Colchester and Annapolis Counties May 8, 2018April 13, 2018 On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, plebiscites will be held in areas two Nova Scotia counties, pursuant to a request received by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation from each Municipality.A...
January 17, 2018
Report on the Conduct of the May 30, 2017 Provincial General Election and Recommendations for Legislative Change, Volume II – Released January 17, 2018 Elections Nova Scotia’s Volume II: Report on the Conduct of the May 30, 2017 Provincial General Election and...
September 25, 2017
Annual Report of the Chief Electoral Officer 2016-2017 Tabled September 25, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia’s Annual Report of the Chief Electoral Officer 2016-2017 was tabled this evening in the House of Assembly. The report offers insight into the breadth of work undertaken...
September 25, 2017
Statement of Votes & Statistics Volume I - Tabled September 25, 2017 Elections Nova Scotia’s Volume I: Statement of Votes & Statistics was tabled this evening in the House of Assembly. The report is the first of three volumes reporting on the Proceedings of the...
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...