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Voters

How do I know if I'm qualified to vote?

You qualify to vote if:

• You are at least 18 years or older and a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day in an election
• You have been ordinarily residing in the Province for a period of six (6) months immediately preceding the first advance polling day; and
• You are a resident of Halifax Regional Municipality immediately before the first advance polling day
• You are not otherwise disqualified to vote in the municipal and School Board elections

Persons who may be regarded as having a mental illness or mental disability are entitled to vote, as long as they are able to identify themselves to election officers, and to indicate that they wish to vote.

Not sure which District you live in? You can verify your district using our District Lookup tool.

You are entitled to vote using the Internet or telephone under By-Law A-400, the Alternative Voting By-Law.


Key Calendar Dates for Voters


Student Voters:

In 2016 the residency requirements for voters have changed. Student voters must meet the basic eligibility criteria of being 18 years of age and a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day in an election. An elector must also be resident in the Province for six months immediately preceding the first advance polling day and be a resident of Halifax Regional Municipality immediately before the first advance polling day.

A student is ordinarily resident either where the person’s family home is located or where the person is attending school, but not both. It is likely that most first year Nova Scotian students will meet the residency requirement in order to vote either where they attend school or where their family home is located. They can only vote once.

It is a violation of the Municipal Elections Act for anyone to cast a ballot if not qualified to vote or for an office which they are not qualified to vote for.


Map of Polling Divisions

Polling locations will be added to this map once finalized.


 

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