2021-2022 Budget Estimates
Chief Electoral Officer, Richard Temporale, has released budget estimates for Elections Nova Scotia (ENS) of $4.884 million for the 2021-2022 fiscal year as presented to the Special Committee of the House of Assembly on January 12, 2021.
The budget estimates include funding for ENS’s administrative requirements, one by-election, external legal counsel, service delivery to achieve the ENS mandate, election readiness funding to meet two additional election readiness dates, and costs related to further preparations to deliver an election under pandemic circumstances.
The Special Committee reviewed ENS’s budget estimates and recommended them without alteration to Treasury and Policy Board to be included in the 2021-2022 provincial budget.
The budget estimates as submitted to the Special Committee and the speaking notes for the Chief Financial Officer are available on this website in PDF format.
This budget submission follows the release last week of an election readiness update report on ENS’s plans for the 41st provincial general election. That report outlined challenges over the past two years including a year’s delay in funding, a global pandemic, and legislative uncertainty.
The following link will access the media release for the budget estimates, issued January 13, 2021.
ENS is an independent non-partisan agency that reports to the members of the House of Assembly through the Speaker. Its mandate is to deliver provincial elections impartially and professionally.