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Elections Nova Scotia Presents 2023-2024 Budget Estimate to the Special Committee of the House of Assembly

Elections Nova Scotia Presents 2023-2024 Budget Estimate to the Special Committee of the House of Assembly

Media Release: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Elections Nova Scotia - On January 25, 2023, Dorothy Rice, the Chief Electoral Officer for Elections Nova Scotia (ENS) presented budget estimates of $4.671million for the 2023-2024 fiscal year to the Special Committee of the House of Assembly that by law, convenes each year to consider the budget submissions of ENS and the Auditor General.

Release date: 
January 26, 2023
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Elections Nova Scotia Releases Financial Report on the 41st Provincial General Election

Elections Nova Scotia Releases Financial Report on the 41st Provincial General Election

Media Release: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Elections Nova Scotia – Chief Electoral Officer, Dorothy Rice, has released the third and final volume of post-election reporting for the 41st provincial general election held on August 17, 2021.

Release date: 
December 20, 2022
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Financial Report for the 41st Provincial General Election

The Chief Electoral Officer has released the third and final volume of post-election reporting, Volume III, Financial Information and Statistics, for the 41st provincial general election held on August 17, 2021.
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The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the Proceedings of the 41st Provincial General Election held August 17, 2021, is presented in three volumes. Volume I, Statement of Votes & Statistics was released in January 2022. Volume II, Report on the Conduct of the Election and Recommendations for Legislative Change was released in May 2022.

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Notice of Compliance Agreement – Kerry Foss, Liberal Electoral District Association Preston

Notice of Compliance Agreement – Kerry Foss, Liberal Electoral District Association Preston

Media Release: Monday, November 14, 2022

Elections Nova Scotia – Elections Nova Scotia (ENS) has entered into a Compliance Agreement with Kerry Foss, the Official Agent for the Liberal Electoral District Association (EDA) for the Electoral District of Preston. The compliance agreement covers a breach of the Elections Act related to a loan made by the EDA.

Release date: 
November 14, 2022
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Elections Nova Scotia Welcomes New CEO

Elections Nova Scotia Welcomes New CEO

Media Release: November 10, 2022

Elections Nova Scotia Elections Nova Scotia (ENS) is pleased to welcome Dorothy Rice at the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) for the Province of Nova Scotia. Ms. Rice was appointed as CEO by the House of Assembly on November 8, 2022.

Release date: 
November 10, 2022
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Elections Nova Scotia Welcomes New CEO

On November 8, 2022, the House of Assembly approved the appointment of Dorothy Rice as the Chief Electoral Officer for the Province of Nova Scotia for a term of 10years.
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Dorothy Rice Appointed Chief Electoral Officer

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Elections Nova Scotia Annual Report 2021-2022

Elections Nova Scotia Annual Report 2021-2022

Media Release: Tuesday, October 31, 2021

Elections Nova Scotia – Elections Nova Scotia’s (ENS) Annual Report for the 2021–2022 fiscal year is now posted on the ENS website at electionsnovascotia.ca.

Release date: 
October 31, 2022
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Elections Nova Scotia Annual Report 2021-2022

Elections Nova Scotia’s (ENS) Annual Report for the 2021–2022 fiscal year is now available.
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This was a year of transition for ENS. The focus during the first half of the year was on the successful delivery of the 41st provincial general election, held August 17, 2021, including the integration of pandemic measures to ensure public safety. Following the election, ENS underwent debrief activities, began the post-election reporting, and embarked on a new strategic plan. ENS also experienced a change in leadership with the retirement of the Chief Electoral Officer, Richard Temporale in May 2022.

The annual report includes independently audited financial statements.

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Semi-Annual Payment to Registered Political Parties

Semi-Annual Payment to Registered Political Parties

Media Release: October 17, 2022

Elections Nova Scotia – Elections Nova Scotia (ENS) has issued the October instalment of semi-annual public funding to the registered political parties that qualify.

Release date: 
October 17, 2022
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Request for Proposals for a Nova Scotia Internet Voting Solution

Request for Proposals for a Nova Scotia Internet Voting Solution

Media Release: September 27, 2022

Elections Nova Scotia – Elections Nova Scotia (ENS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) through the Nova Scotia Tender website for an internet voting solution (RFP# ENS2022-01-RFP).

Through the RFP, ENS invites qualified firms to submit proposals that include all related software services, IT infrastructure and hosting services, as well as training, support, and the full management of a highly secure internet voting solution.

Release date: 
September 27, 2022
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