Elections Nova Scotia

Election Day Polls are Open for 41st Provincial General Election

Release date: 
August 17, 2021

Election Day Polls are Open for 41st Provincial General Election

Media Release: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Elections Nova Scotia – Today, Tuesday, August 17, 2201, is election day in Nova Scotia. Election day polls are open from 8 am – 8 pm.

To be eligible to vote in this provincial election voters must be 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen, and have lived in Nova Scotia since January 17, 2021.

Elections Nova Scotia reminds voters that today they may vote safely at their assigned voting location or at the returning office in their home electoral district.

COVID precautions are in place at all voting locations. Voters are asked to wear a mask, sanitize their hands, maintain physical distance and bring their own pen to complete any paperwork. Voters will be given a single use pencil to mark their ballot.

Voters can also bring their VIC if they have one and ID, but these are not necessary. Voters without current ID can take an oath to attest to their eligibility and vote. Eligible voters can be added to the list of electors when they vote.

Voters are reminded that the deadline to apply in person or by agent for a write-in ballot kit is 3 pm on election day. All write-in ballot kits must be returned by 8 pm on Tuesday, August 17 to be counted.

Please click here for live feed election results after polls close at 8 pm.

Elections Nova Scotia is a non-partisan and independent agency responsible for conducting provincial elections. For more information, please visit electionsnovascotia.ca, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @electionsns.

Voters who have questions about the 41st provincial general election can call 1-800-565-1504.

Media Contact:

Naomi Shelton
Director, Policy and Communications
Elections Nova Scotia

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