Elections Nova Scotia

Northside-Westmount By-election

A by-elections was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in the electoral district of Northside-Westmount. Official by-election results available.


Official Results for the Northside-Westmount By-election
Click here for the official results of the Northside-Westmount by-election.

Candidates are officially declared elected when the writ of election for their electoral district has been completed and returned by the returning officer to the Chief Electoral Officer per section 159 of the Elections Act. The writ may be returned between September 13 and September 17.

Media Releases
August 2, 2019 – By-elections in Three electoral Districts
August 6, 2019 – Candidate and Party Spending Limits for the By-elections on September 3, 2019
August 7, 2019 – By-election Returning Offices Open for Early Voting
August 8, 2019 – Campaign Signage and other Election Advertising>
August 14, 2019 – By-election Nominations Closed
August 21, 2019 – Northside-Westmount By-election – How Votes Cast Prior to the Close of Nominations will be Counted
September 3, 2019 – Polls are open for the Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, and Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg By-elections
September 3, 2019 – Unofficial Results for the By-elections in Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, and Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg
September 5, 2019 – Official Addition Results Available


Candidate and Party Spending Limits for the Northside-Westmount By-election
Amounts in the Elections Act (updated to include CPI adjustments):
Initial Number of Electors: 15,995 (as of August 2, 2019)
Candidate Spending Limit*: $89,017.39
Maximum Candidate Reimbursement: $25,903.17
Registered Party Spending Limit for each district in which a by-election is being held: $6,471.50
Third Party Maximum Spending in each district in which a by-election is being held: $2,261.58
*Candidate spending limit may be adjusted upwards if there is an increase in number of electors on the Final List of Electors. The final list will be completed after election day.



Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg


By-elections will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, to elect members to serve in the House of Assembly for the electoral districts of Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, and Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg. The following days are pursuant to the Elections Act.

ELECTION DAY  Tuesday, September 3,  8am - 8pm
On election day, you must vote at your assigned voting location or the returning office in your district.
Saturday, August 24 to Saturday, August 31,  9am - 6pm
Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30,  9am - 8pm
Closed Sunday, August 25

RETURNING OFFICE   Open Monday to Saturday, 9am - 6pm
Closed Sundays
Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30,  9am - 8pm
Election Day - Tuesday, September 3,  8am - 8pm


By Mail Deadline: Saturday, August 24 by 6pm
In Person and by agent: Tuesday, September 3 by3pm
Write-in ballots conducted every day except Sunday during hours the returning office is open.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE   Wednesday, August 14 at 2pm

TO VOTE    you must be an eligible elector:
            • 18 years of age or older on September 3
            • A Canadian citizen
            • Lived in Nova Scotia since February 2, 2019
            • Resides in one of the electoral district of Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, or Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg

For information contact Elections Nova Scotia
800-565-1504 or TTY 866-774-7074

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