Elections Nova Scotia

Elections Nova Scotia Welcomes New CEO

On November 8, 2022, the House of Assembly approved the appointment of Dorothy Rice as the Chief Electoral Officer for the Province of Nova Scotia for a term of 10years.

Dorothy Rice Appointed Chief Electoral Officer

Ms. Rice had been a valued member of the ENS senior leadership team since 2011, serving as the Chief Financial Officer. She is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and recipient of the profession's highest mark of distinction, the fellow (FCPA) designation. Over the next years, she will lead ENS through its new strategic plan. The plan lays out five commitments focused on improving electoral services for Nova Scotians, building relationships with stakeholders and partners, and supporting election workers.

As head of ENS, the CEO is accountable to the House of Assembly, providing independent, non-partisan, strategic advice on election-related matters and best practices in accordance with the terms of the Elections Act and other relevant laws.

Ms. Rice replaces Richard Temporale, who retired in May 2022.

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