Elections Nova Scotia

By-election Nominations Closed

Release date: 
August 14, 2019

By-election Nominations Closed    


Media Release: August 14, 2019

Elections Nova Scotia – Nominations closed at 2pm today, August 14, for the current by-elections in the electoral districts of Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, and Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg. The following candidates are nominated in each district:

Charlene I. LEBLANC                     Nova Scotia Liberal Party (NSLP)
Colton F. LEBLANC                     Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia (PC)
Adam RANDALL                     Green Party of Nova Scotia (GPNS)
Robin C. SMITH                      Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NSNDP)

Thomas BETHELL                     Atlantica Party Association of Nova Scotia (Atlantica)
Ronald CROWTHER                     Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NSNDP)
Andrew DOYLE                     Independent
Danny LAFFIN                      Independent
Ron G. PARKER                     Green Party of Nova Scotia (GPNS)
Paul RATCHFORD                     Nova Scotia Liberal Party (NSLP)
Murray RYAN                      Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia (PC)

Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg
Marc BOTTE                     Nova Scotia Liberal Party (NSLP)
Brian COMER                      Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia (PC)
Russ GREEN                      Independent
Mary Beth MACDONALD                     Nova Scotia New Democratic Party (NSNDP)
Bill MATHESON                     Green Party of Nova Scotia (GPNS)

Prior to election day, September 3, eligible voters can vote at any advance poll location or at the returning office in any electoral district in which a by-election is being held. On election day, voters must vote at their assigned voting location or the returning office in their electoral district.

The returning offices are open 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays. The returning offices are located at the following addresses:

Argyle-Barrington Returning Office
342 Chemin de la Pointe
Tusket NS, B0W 3M0

Northside-Westmount Returning Office
116 King Street
North Sydney Mall, Unit 8
North Sydney, NS, B2A 3R7

Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg Returning Office
2590 Hillside Road
Marion Bridge, NS, B1K 1C6

Advance polls will be held from Saturday, August 24 to Saturday, August 31, except Sunday, August 25, in Argyle-Barrington and Sydney River-Mira-Louisboug at the following locations:

Island & Barrington Passage Fire Hall, 1081 Highway 330, Centreville
Royal Canadian Legion Br. 151 East Bay, 2317 Kings Rd., Howie Centre
Union Presbyterian Church Hall, 4224 Louisbourg Hwy, Albert Bridge

All registered eligible voters will receive a personal Voter Information Card (VIC) in the mail outlining the different options to cast their vote. Eligible voters can be added to the voters list during the by-elections when they vote.

To be eligible to vote in these by-elections, you must be 18 years of age or older on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, a Canadian citizen, have lived in Nova Scotia since February 2, 2019, and reside in one of the electoral districts of Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, or Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg.

Watch for updates at electionsnovascotia.ca, on Twitter @electionsns and our Facebook page facebook.com/electionsnovascotia.



Contact:        Naomi Shelton 
                    Director, Policy and Communications 
                    Elections Nova Scotia 
                    902-424-3275 or 902-223-4871



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