Elections Nova Scotia

By-election Nominations Closed

Release date: 
February 19, 2020

By-election Nominations Closed    


Media Release: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Elections Nova Scotia – Nominations closed at 2pm today, February 19, 2020, for the current by-elections in the electoral districts of Cape Breton Centre and Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River. The following candidates are nominated in each district:

Cape Breton Centre
Kendra Coombes, Nova Scotia New Democratic Party
Adrianna MacKinnon, Green Party of Nova Scotia
Louie Piovesan, Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia
David Wilton, Nova Scotia Liberal Party

Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River
Ivan Drouin, Green Party of Nova Scotia
Allan Kennedy, Nova Scotia Liberal Party
Kathleen Kevany, Nova Scotia New Democratic Party
David Ritcey, Progressive Conservative Association of Nova Scotia
Matthew Rushton, Atlantica Party Association of Nova Scotia

Prior to election day, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, eligible voters can vote at the returning office in either electoral district or any community poll location. On election day, voters must vote at their assigned voting location or the returning office in their electoral district.

The returning offices are open 9 am – 6 pm Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays. On Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, the returning offices will have extended hours until 8 pm. On Election day, March 10, the returning offices will be open for voting from 8 am to 8 pm.

The returning offices are located at the following addresses:

Cape Breton Centre Returning Office
3461 Plummer Avenue
New Waterford, NS, B1H 1Z5

Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River Returning Office
80 Walker Street, Unit 3
Truro, NS, B2N 4A7

Both returning offices can be reached by calling toll-free 1-888-343-6695.

Community polls will be held Wednesday, March 4, from 9 am – 6 pm and Thursday, March 5, from 9 am – 8 pm at the following locations:

  • Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture, Athletic Centre, Upper Level Main Lobby, 20 Cumming Dr, Bible Hill
  • NSCC Truro Campus, 2nd Floor Lobby, 36 Arthur St, Truro

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, March 10, 2020, a Canadian citizen, have lived in Nova Scotia since August 6, 2019, and reside in one of the electoral districts of Cape Breton Centre or Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River.

For more information visit electionsnovascotia.ca, or Twitter @electionsns and Facebook facebook.com/electionsnovascotia.



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



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