Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The alternative voting period for the municipal and school board elections is now open. All eligible voters in the Halifax Regional Municipality may choose to cast their vote in this manner, which includes e-voting and phone voting.
The alternative voting period continues until Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. In order to participate in e-voting, all eligible voters should have received a Voter PIN along with additional instructions on their voter information letter, which was mailed last week. Residents not currently in possession of this letter are advised to check their mailbox or contact our Voter Helpline at 902-490-VOTE (8683) or 1-844-301-VOTE (8683) from Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. To e-vote/phone vote, you must be on the voters list by the end of the revisions period, which is Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m.
E-voting and telephone voting is a fast, easy and convenient way to make your voice heard in the elections. If you did not receive a letter, miss the deadline for revisions or wish to cast a paper ballot, in-person polling dates are listed below. Check our online locator to learn where you can vote, or contact the Voter Helpline: https://votersearch.halifax.ca/hrm/wheretovote.html
All eligible voters are encouraged to check and verify their voting information is accurate on our voters list. Take a moment and check your information here: https://votersearch.halifax.ca/hrm/onvoterslist.html
If you are not on the list or your information has changed, please contact 902-490-VOTE (8683) or 1-844-301-VOTE (8683) as soon as possible to ensure you are listed correctly to vote. Revisions to the voters list can be made until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5 or in person during the advanced polls occurring on October 8 and 11 and on Election Day, October 15.
Residents are advised of key upcoming dates in the electoral process:
October 4 (beginning at 8 a.m.) to October 13 (closing at 7 p.m.), 2016: Alternative voting (phone and e-voting) period
October 8, 2016: First advanced poll (in-person voting) – noon to 8 p.m.
October 11, 2016: Second advanced poll (in-person voting) – noon to 8 p.m.
October 15, 2016: Election Day (in-person voting) – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For full election details, including polling locations and information on our first ever #halifaxvotesbecause social media contest, please visit www.halifax.ca/election