Elections Nova Scotia

Early Voting Locations

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Today is the last advance poll day.


Saturday May 27th: 9am to 6pm.

Eligible voters may vote at any early voting location in the province.

On election day, Tuesday May 30th you must vote at your designated poll in your electoral district. Polls on election day are 8am to 8pm.

For a PDF list of early voting locations in Nova Scotia, click here EARLY VOTING (PDF).

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How does an election work?

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How does an election work?

The basic principle of an election is that on election day, you go to the polling station in your polling location and cast your vote for the candidate of your choice running in your electoral district. Every eligible elector has the opportunity to vote for the registered party or person they want to represent them in the House of Assembly.

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Third party advertising? Know the rules!

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Advertising for or against political parties or candidates during this election?
Know the rules!

Registered political parties and candidates should already be quite familiar with the rules around election advertising, and we will review some of that here. But, other individuals, groups, or organizations paying for election advertising must register with Elections Nova Scotia as a ‘Third Party’ within seven days of incurring election advertising expenses of $500 or more.

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Shelburne, Sheet Harbour, St. Peter’s Community Polls Open Today

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Shelburne, Sheet Harbour, St. Peter’s Community Polls Open Today

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Hundreds of Young Adults Added to Register of Electors

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Hundreds of Young Adults Added to Register of Electors

More than 1,200 young adults have added their names to the Register of Electors in the past three weeks after Elections Nova Scotia mailed 11,000 letters to potential first voters on April 19th.

“The response rate is already better than anticipated in mailout campaigns, and we are still receiving first-time voter registrations because of the letter urging people to add their names to the Register of Electors,” says Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale.

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Nominations Closed: 203 Candidates Nominated

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Nominations Closed: 203 Candidates Nominated

 

Nominations for the 2017 Provincial General Election closed at 2pm today. There are 203 candidates nominated in the 51 electoral districts.

Atlantica Party:                  15 candidates
Green Party:                      32 candidates
Liberal:                             51 candidates
NDP:                                 51 candidates
Progressive Conservative:   51 candidates
Independent:                      3 candidates
 

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Nominations Closed: 203 Candidates Nominated

Nominations Closed: 203 Candidates Nominated

May, 10, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Provincial General Election closed at 2pm today. There are 203 candidates nominated in the 51 electoral districts.

 

Atlantica Party:                    15 candidates
Green Party:                        32 candidates
Liberal:                                 51 candidates
NDP:                                    51 candidates
Progressive Conservative:    51 candidates
Independent:                        3 candidates
 

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May 10, 2017
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Who Can Vote?

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Who Can Vote?

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Why do we have a List of Electors?

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Why do we have a List of Electors?

If you are a Canadian citizen 18 years or older and have lived in Nova Scotia for 6 months or more on the day the writ was issued (since October 30, 2016), then you are a qualified elector and are entitled to one vote. The List of Electors helps us prepare statistics on how many eligible Nova Scotians are voting in each election. The list simplifies and streamlines the process for voters at polls, while ensuring votes are being fairly cast.

How can I check if I am on the List of Electors?

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It’s Easy to Vote in the Nova Scotia Provincial General Election

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It’s Easy to Vote in the Nova Scotia Provincial General Election

Many people will vote on election day from 8am to 8pm at their assigned polling station but that is not the only way to cast a ballot. Easily vote before election day at any returning office across Nova Scotia from 9am to 6pm every day except Sunday or at advanced polls open from Saturday May 20th to Saturday May 27th (closed Sunday) on the week immediately before election day from 9am to 6pm and until 8pm on Thursday May 25th and Friday May 26th.

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