Elections in the municipality

The Election Office, a division of the Office of the Municipal Clerk, oversees the administration of general and special municipal elections in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Municipal elections are an incredibly important part of local governance and affect the day-to-day lives of over 480,000 residents throughout the municipality. From waste collection to public safety to transit and beyond — municipal government helps shape how residents and visitors live, work, play and invest in the municipality.

General municipal elections take place every four years, with the next election taking place on Oct. 19, 2024. Qualified residents will vote for:

Other elections in the municipality

In addition to municipal elections, both provincial and federal elections take place within the municipality. Learn more about provincial elections (Elections Nova Scotia) and federal elections (Elections Canada).

Contact the Election Office

The Election Office serves residents of the municipality in person and remotely. Inquiries and documents can be emailed and/or served in person between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For in-person appointments, please contact us to make an appointment: