Elections Nova Scotia

How does an election start?

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How does an election start?

An election starts when the government passes a special Order in Council. This Order fixes the date of the writ and the date of the election. There is a minimum of 30 days before the actual election will happen.

Both dates are significant. Canadian citizens who wish to vote in the election must have lived in Nova Scotia for at least six months before the date of the writ. They must also be at least 18 years old on Election Day.

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Returning Offices Open by Wednesday

Returning Offices Open by Wednesday

For Immediate Release

May 1, 2017

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May 1, 2017
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Find My Electoral District

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The who, where, when of election signs & third-party advertising

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All advertising which promotes or opposes any candidate or registered party or takes a position on an issue with which a candidate or registered party is associated, is election advertising. 

May 1, 2017

Election advertising by candidates and parties must bear the words “authorized by the official agent for [name of candidate or registered party]”.

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Campaign Signage and other Election Advertising

Campaign Signage and other Election Advertising
May 1, 2017

Elections Nova Scotia – Now that we are in a provincial election you may begin to see campaign signs around your neighbourhood or have people asking if you would like to place one on your property. The Elections Act requires that such advertising is at least 60 metres away from any voting location. In addition, placement of signs is subject to provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

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May 1, 2017
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40th Provincial General Election May 30th

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40th Provincial General Election

 
April 30, 2017

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40th Provincial General Election

40th Provincial General Election

 
April 30, 2017

Elections Nova Scotia – The Chief Electoral Officer, Richard Temporale, has received an order from the Governor in Council for the 40th provincial general election. The CEO has issued writs of election for all 51 electoral districts.  Election Day will be held May 30, 2017.

Watch for updates at electionsnovascotia.ca, on Twitter @electionsns and our Facebook page facebook.com/electionsnovascotia.

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Halifax Needham By-election August 2016, Volume II Report Tabled

Halifax Needham By-election August 2016, Volume II Report Tabled

April 25, 2017

The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the Proceedings of the Halifax Needham By-Election August 30, 2016 Volume II: Financial Information and Statistics was tabled in the House of Assembly today.

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April 25, 2017
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Advisory - Election Signs and Third Party Advertising

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Advisory - Election Signs and Third Party Advertising

Elections Nova Scotia is receiving an increasing number of enquiries about election-related roadside signs, and other forms of advertising, even though an election has not been called.

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Advisory - Election Signs and Third Party Advertising

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2017

Advisory - Election Signs and Third Party Advertising

Elections Nova Scotia is receiving an increasing number of enquiries about election-related roadside signs, and other forms of advertising, even though an election has not been called.

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April 21, 2017
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