The municipality runs elections for Mayor and Council, as well as the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial.
The next regular Municipal and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial Elections will be held October 17, 2020.
District 15 - Lower Sackville Special Election
Official Results: District 15 - Lower Sackville Special Election [PDF]
Following the October 5, 2019 special election in Lower Sackville, Paul Russell was sworn in as Council at the October 22, 2019 meeting of Halifax Regional Council. Watch video of the swearing in ceremony.
Russell was one of 10 candidates who ran to replace former Coun. Steve Craig, who left the seat vacant after winning a seat in the provincial legislature.
Russell won the election by taking 30.5 per cent of the vote.
This is the first time the municipality has held an exclusively paperless election.
Of the 16,045 eligible voters in District 15, 3,122 electors cast their ballot over the internet (either from their own device or at a polling station), while 491 people registered their vote by phone. The voter turnout for this special election was 22.52 per cent.
In the last special election, held in January 2016 in District 6 (Harbouview-Burnside-Dartmouth East), 18 per cent of eligible electors cast a ballot.
Russell will represent Lower Sackville at City Hall until the next general election, which will be held on Oct. 17, 2020.
Regional Council will review the success of this election before deciding how to conduct next year’s general election.