Elections Nova Scotia

By-elections – Tuesday, March 10, 2020

By-elections were held on March 10, 2020, in Cape Breton Centre and Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. Official results available
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2020 By-elections

 

Official Results
Official Results are available for each district in PDF format:


Click here for the unofficial results from election night in Cape Breton Centre and Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.

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 as early as the tenth day following election day (March 20, 2020).

 

By-election Financial Reporting
Elections Nova Scotia reminds candidates from the by-elections held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in the electoral districts of Cape Breton Centre and Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, and the registered political 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 March 20, 2020.

Candidate tax receipts are due 30 days after election day, April 10, 2020.

Candidate financial reports, including audit reports, are due on June 8, 2020. 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 July 8, 2020.

Candidate and Party Spending Limits
The candidate and party spending limits and reimbursements for the two by-elections held on March 10, 2020, in the electoral districts of Cape Breton Centre and Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River have been updated with the final number of electors as of May 15, 2020 and the CPI index.

The Nova Scotia Elections Act of 2011Index updated for 2011 (2.8%) 2012 (1.8%) 2013 (1.4%) 2014 (0.6%) 2015 (1.2%) 2016 (1.3%) 2017 (1.7%) 2018 (1.6%) 2019 (2.2%).
Amount in the Elections Act: $1.43
Updated for CPU 2011 to 2019: $1.65

Candidate and Party Spending Limits for the Cape Breton Centre By-election
Amounts in the Elections Act (updated to include CPI adjustments)
Final Number of Electors: 12,484 (as May 15, 2020)
Candidate Spending Limit: $73,449.93
Maximum Candidate Reimbursement: $26,317.69

Candidate and Party Spending Limits for the Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River By-election
Amounts in the Elections Act (updated to include CPI adjustments)
Final Number of Electors: 15,819 (as of May 15, 2020)
Candidate Spending Limit: $90,509.74
Maximum Candidate Reimbursement: $26,317.69

Registered Party Spending Limit for each district in which a by-election is being held: $6,613.88
Third Party Maximum Spending in each district in which a by-election is being held: $2,311.33

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ORIGINAL NOTICE OF ELECTION
Cape Breton Centre
Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River

  

By-elections will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, to elect members to serve in the House of Assembly for the electoral districts of Cape Breton Centre and Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. The following days are pursuant to the Elections Act.

ELECTION DAY
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 8 am – 8 pm
On election day, you must vote at your assigned voting location or the returning office in your district.

COMMUNITY POLL
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday, March 5, 2020 – 9 am – 8 pm

RETURNING OFFICE
Open Monday to Saturday - 9 am – 6 pm
Closed Sundays
Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6 - 9 am – 8 pm
Election Day - Tuesday, March 10 – 8 am – 8 pm

Prior to election day, eligible voters can vote early at the returning office in either of the electoral districts in which a by-election is being held or any of the Community Poll locations.

WRITE-IN BALLOT APPLICATIONS
By Mail Deadline: Saturday, February 29, 2020 by 6pm
In Person and by agent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by 3pm
Write-in ballots conducted every day except Sunday during hours the returning office is open.

NOMINATIONS CLOSE - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 2pm

TO VOTE you must be an eligible elector:

  • 18 years of age or older on Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • A Canadian citizen
  • Lived in Nova Scotia since August 6, 2019
  • Resides in one of the electoral districts of Cape Breton Centre or Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River

For information contact Elections Nova Scotia
1-800-565-1504 or TTY 866-774-7074
electionsnovascotia.ca.

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