Elections Nova Scotia

Election Readiness Update Report

Elections Nova Scotia changes election readiness date from April 1, 2020 to April 1, 2021 due to funding challenges.


Chief Electoral Officer, Richard Temporale, has released a report to provide an update on Elections Nova Scotia’s election readiness planning. The report indicates that due to funding challenges the previously communicated election readiness deadline must be changed.

“Given our current lack of funding to prepare for the next general election, I am moving our election readiness date from April 1, 2020 to April 1, 2021,” says Temporale. “This new election readiness date is predicated on Elections Nova Scotia receiving the election readiness funding requested over the next eighteen months.”

As an independent non-partisan agency reporting to the House of Assembly, Elections Nova Scotia’s mandate is to prepare for and deliver fair and inclusive elections impartially and professionally in Nova Scotia. The election readiness report lays out the challenges Elections Nova Scotia is currently facing and why these circumstances make it necessary to adjust the election readiness date.

“It ideally takes eighteen months of full funding to be election ready,” says Temporale.

The election readiness report is available in PDF format.
A French version of the election readiness report is also available in PDF format.

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