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Candidate Information

To be a candidate in either the Municipal Election or Halifax Regional School Board Election you must be:

  • be 18 years of age at the time of nomination
  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be ordinarily resident in the Halifax Regional Municipality or in an area annexed* to the Halifax Regional Municipality for 6 months preceding nomination day (by March 13th), and continue to so reside

    You do not need to reside in the polling district of the Halifax Regional Municipality in which you wish to seek election, as long as you meet the residency requirement of six months in the municipality.

*Annexed: refers to an area which has been added to a municipality by reason of an annexation or amalgamation and does not simply mean an area “adjacent” to a municipality. The Halifax Regional Municipality currently does not have any annexed areas.

2016 Candidate's Manual

Election Forms

District Maps

Election Related Signage

Candidate Contributions

  • All contributions of $50 or over to a candidates campaigns must be reported on the form provided in the Candidates package
  • Following the Election, contribution forms will be posted on the website
  • Contributions made to municipal or School Board candidates are not tax deductible – no tax receipts are issued
  • No anonymous contributions are allowed

Halifax Regional School Board Districts 

School Board Elections - further information (external site)


Do you have questions about running in Municipal or School Board elections?

Lori McKinnon, Election Coordinator:
Phone: 902.490.6810