Elections Nova Scotia

Chief Electoral Officer Enters into Compliance Agreement with Voter Who Photographed and Tweeted Ballot

Release date: 
January 21, 2014

On January 21, 2014, and pursuant to section 294 of the Act, the Chief Electoral Officer entered into a compliance agreement with Tony Tracy of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

On October 5, 2013, Mr. Tracy posted on social media including Twitter, a photograph of his ballot which he acknowledged was taken at the poll and that it indicated how he had voted.  Mr. Tracy is aware that as a result of his actions, he has breached provisions of the Elections Act.

Before entering into this Compliance Agreement, the Chief Electoral Officer has taken into consideration that Mr. Tracy has taken responsibility for the acts that have led to this Compliance Agreement.


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