Elections Nova Scotia

September 3, 2019 By-elections

By-elections were held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in the electoral districts of Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, and Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg. Official results are available.

 

Official Results for the September 3, 2019 By-elections
Click here for the official results of the Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, and Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg by-elections.

Click here for the poll-by-poll results in PDF and Excel.

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

 

By-election Financial Reporting
Elections Nova Scotia reminds candidates from the three by-elections held on Tuesday, September 3 in the electoral districts of Argyle-Barrington, Northside-Westmount, and Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg, and the registered parties that financial reports are due in the weeks and months ahead. All reports are to be sent the Chief Electoral Officer.

The attestation that the List of Electors has been destroyed is due on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Candidate tax receipts are due 30 days after election day, Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Candidate financial reports, including audit reports, are due on Monday, December 2, 2019. It is also important to remember that there are fines of $50 per day for late candidate reports.

Registered party financial reports are due on Monday, January 13, 2020.

 

Candidate and Party Spending Limits for the Argyle-Barrington By-election
Amounts in the Elections Act (updated to include CPI adjustments):
Initial Number of Electors: 12,603 (as of August 2, 2019)
Candidate Spending Limit*: $72,494.60
Maximum Candidate Reimbursement: $20,395.57
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.

 

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.

 

Candidate and Party Spending Limits for the Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg By-election
Amounts in the Elections Act (updated to include CPI adjustments):
Initial Number of Electors: 15,145 (as of August 2, 2019)
Candidate Spending Limit*: $84,850.31
Maximum Candidate Reimbursement: $24,514.14
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.

 

 

ORIGINAL NOTICE OF ELECTION
Argyle-Barrington
Northside-Westmount
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.
             
ADVANCE POLL  
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

WRITE-IN BALLOT APPLICATIONS  

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
electionsnovascotia.ca.


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