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2021-2022 Budget Estimates

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Elections Nova Scotia Presents 2021-2022 Budget Estimate to the Special Committee of the House of Assembly

Elections Nova Scotia Presents 2021-2022 Budget Estimate to the Special Committee of the House of Assembly 

  

Media Release: January 13, 2021
 

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January 13, 2021
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Election Readiness Update Report Released

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Election Readiness Update Report Released

Election Readiness Update Report   

  

Media Release: January 7, 2021
 

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January 7, 2021
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Preparing for the Next Provincial General Election

Without a fixed date election cycle in Nova Scotia, Elections Nova Scotia must be ready to deliver the next Provincial General Election (PGE). Elections Nova Scotia is currently working towards an election readiness date of April 1, 2021.
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Background

Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada without a fixed election date. Elections Nova Scotia must anticipate the earliest date on which a provincial general election could be called and plan accordingly.

Elections Nova Scotia is currently working to be election ready by April 1, 2021. Given that the 40th provincial general election was held on May 30, 2017, the spring of 2022 is the latest possible time the 41st provincial general election could occur.

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Elections Act Amendments Bill 225

In the spring 2020 legislative session, government passed Bill 225 to amend the Elections Act, that included most of the legislative changes recommended by the Chief Electoral Officer following the 40th Provincial General Election. Bill 225 received Royal Assent in March 2020, and will come into effect when it is proclaimed by Executive Council.
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Legislative Amendments in Bill 225

Bill 225 contains legislative amendments to the Elections Act. The provisions in Bill 225 represent the next steps in electoral reform and will modernize and improve the administration of provincial elections in Nova Scotia.

The chart below provides detail regarding the main provisions in Bill 225 that will come into effect when proclaimed by Executive Council.

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Elections Nova Scotia Annual Report 2019-2020

Elections Nova Scotia Annual Report 2019-2020 

  

Media Release: Thursday, October 1, 2020
 

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October 1, 2020
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2019 By-election Report Released

2019 By-election Report Released 

  

Media Release: July 22, 2020
 

Elections Nova Scotia – The report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the proceedings of the four by-elections held in 2019 has been released.

Four by-elections were held in 2019 in the following electoral districts:

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July 22, 2020
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Extended Filing Deadlines Due to COVID-19

The Chief Electoral Office has extended some filing deadlines due to circumstances with COVID-19.
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Official Results Available

Official Results Available   

  

Media Release: March 12, 2020
 

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March 12, 2020
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