Elections Nova Scotia

Can I Vote if I am Travelling?

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Can I Vote if I am Travelling?

 

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Voting as a New Canadian

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Voting as a New Canadian

First, let us congratulate you on choosing to become a citizen of our country. We hope you will be part of the history of Nova Scotia by choosing to vote in our 40th general election this month. Your voice counts! In order to vote in Nova Scotia, you must be:

•       18 years of age or older on election day, i.e., born before May 30, 1999

•       A Canadian citizen

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How can I become a Candidate?

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How can I become a Candidate?

 

Candidate nominations are coming in more quickly than 2013. By this time in 2013, sixty-six candidates had completed nominations papers. Already 101 have submitted their nomination papers so far. A total of 176 candidates ran in the 2013 general election.

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Condos and Apartments Must Provide Access to Candidates

Condos and Apartments Must Provide Access to Candidates

Elections Nova Scotia reminds administrators of condominiums that enumerators and candidates must be given access to the building. It is an offence under the Elections Act to impede a candidate campaigning or enumerator gathering information for the Register of Electors.

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May 4, 2017
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Condos and Apartments Must Provide Access to Candidates

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Condos and Apartments Must Provide Access to Candidates

Elections Nova Scotia reminds administrators of condominiums that enumerators and candidates must be given access to the building. It is an offence under the Elections Act to impede a candidate campaigning or enumerator gathering information for the Register of Electors.

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How can I become an election worker in this election?

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How can I become an election worker in this election?

Thanks for wanting to be a part of the democratic process!

Did you know that only 18 people work at Elections Nova Scotia outside of an election period? When a provincial general election is called, all the pre-election work done by this group needs to be implemented. Everything swings into high gear and the ranks of election workers swell to about 6,000?

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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

Release date: 
May 1, 2017
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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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