Elections Nova Scotia

Elections Nova Scotia Welcomes New CEO

Release date: 
November 10, 2022

Elections Nova Scotia Welcomes New CEO

Media Release: November 10, 2022

Elections Nova Scotia Elections Nova Scotia (ENS) is pleased to welcome Dorothy Rice at the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) for the Province of Nova Scotia. Ms. Rice was appointed as CEO by the House of Assembly on November 8, 2022.

Ms. Rice had been a valued member of the ENS senior leadership team since 2011, serving as the Chief Financial Officer. 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.

“I am excited to assume the role of Chief Electoral Officer and to guide the talented team at Elections Nova Scotia who are focused on providing excellent service to Nova Scotian electors,” says CEO Rice. “Looking ahead, our strategic plan will guide our continued work to modernize the democratic process in our province.”

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.

Elections Nova Scotia is a non-partisan and independent agency responsible for conducting provincial elections.

Media Contact:

Naomi Shelton
Director, Policy and Communications
Elections Nova Scotia

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