Elections Nova Scotia

Returning Officer Recruitment

Elections Nova Scotia is currently recruiting for returning officers in twelve electoral districts across the province. Please see the information below to find out how to apply on-line. Public information sessions will be held in Halifax on June 7 and Dartmouth on June 8, registration details below..

Register to Attend a Returning Officer Information Session

If you are interested in finding out more about being a returning officer, please register to attend a public information session in Halifax or Dartmouth by contacting Elections Nova Scotia at 1-800-565-1504 or elections@novascotia.ca.

Halifax on June 7 at 6:00 PM
NSCC Institute of Technology Campus, 5685 Leads St.,
Halifax, NS B3K 2T3

Dartmouth on June 8 at 6:00 PM
Elections Nova Scotia Training Centre, 202 Brownlow Ave., Suite 505,
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1T5

Returning Officer Role

Appointed by Nova Scotia’s Chief Electoral Officer, a provincial returning officer administers the electoral process in the electoral district in which they live. The position calls for broad management experience and a variety of skills. The work is diverse, challenging and rewarding. And, by its nature, it is impartial and non-partisan. Click here for more information on returning officer appointments including a list of duties.

Returning Officer Recruitment Across the Province

Elections Nova Scotia is currently recruiting returning officers in the following twelve electoral districts across the province:

  • ED18 – Dartmouth North
  • ED21 – Eastern Passage
  • ED23 – Fairview-Clayton Park
  • ED24 – Glace Bay-Dominion
  • ED25 – Guysborough-Tracadie
  • ED26 – Halifax Armdale
  • ED28 – Halifax Chebucto
  • ED30 – Halifax Needham
  • ED37 – Kings West
  • ED45 – Queens
  • ED48 – Sackville-Cobequid
  • ED53 – Victoria-The Lakes

If you are interested in being a returning officer, click here to complete the online Returning Officer Application. The returning officer application should be completed online. If you have difficulty with the application, please call 902-424-8584 or email elections@novascotia.ca.

If you are interested in working an election, please click here for more information on election employment recruitment.

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