Municipality of the District of Digby

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2020 Election

2020 ELECTION

The next Municipal election in Nova Scotia will take place on Saturday October 17, 2020.

 

The nomination deadline for the 2020 Municipal Elections was September 8, 2020 at 5:00pm. The following candidates have put forth their nominations;

District #1 – Smith’s Cove/Bear River
 - Angela Thurber
District #2 – Marshalltown/Brighton/Plympton
 - Matthew Ross
District #3 - Culloden/Sandy Cove
 - Linda Gregory
District #4 – Brier Island/Long Island/Little River
 - David Tudor
District #5 – Weymouth/Southville/Gilbert’s Cove
 - Terry MacBurnie
 - George Manzer

Based on the above The Municipality has four districts being won by acclimation and will be holding a Municipal Election on October 17, 2020 in District #5. You should be receiving official letters in the mail shortly advising of the above acclimations in Districts 1, 2, 3 & 4, District 5 residents will be receiving letters advising when and where voting will take place. 

Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial Election

- Michel (a Earl) Comeau
- Marcel Cottreau
- Leon Dugas
- Rachelle Leblanc

 

For more information contact the Returning Officer Nicole Robbins or Assistant Returning Officer Nicole Theriault at 902-245-4777 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

MUNICIPAL CANDIDATES                                                                                                                                                                                     

To be a candidate in the municipal election, you must be:

 -  be a Canadian citizen of the full age of 18 years at the time of nomination
 - be ordinarily resident in the Municipality of Digby for a period of 6 months preceding nomination day, and continue to so reside
 - obtain a certificate respecting taxes in prescribed form with the information showing that as of nomination day, the candidate has paid in full are charges that are liens on the candidate's property, and the taxes that are due to the Municipality of Digby have been paid.
 - not be disqualifed under the Municipal Election Act.

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Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities have complied a series of resources to guide candidates and answer any questions you many have about running in municipal elections. To access the resources please visit: https://www.nsfm.ca/election-2020-info.html

In light of the restrictions posed by COVID-19 NSFM have done a great youtube video on how to Campaign with Social Media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjds6x0hf9Q&t=2s    

Campaign School for candidates  https://yourdecision.ca/

 

KEY DATES

March 7 2020 Residency required to qualify as candidate in election 
August 27, 28, 31 and September 1, 2, 3, and 4 Nomination can be done by appointment contact the Returning officer for an appointment 
September 8, 2020 Official Nomination Day 
September 9, 2020 Last day for candidate to withdrawl   
October 8, 2020 Advance polling begins at 9:00 AM                                                                                                                          
October 17, 2020 Election day Polls open until 7:00pm

 

 ELIGIBLE VOTERS   

Who can vote in the Municipal Election?                                                                                                                                                                                  

You qualify to vote if you meet all of the following conditions:

 be 18 years or older and a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day
 is a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day
 have been an ordinary resident in the Province of Nova Scotia for a period of 6 (six) months immediately preceding the first advance polling day and
 is ordinarily resident in the Municipality of Digby before the first advance polling day

     

PERSONS NOT QUALIFED TO VOTE ARE AS FOLLOWS:         

 - the returning officer
 - an inmate in a correctional or reform centre
 - a person convicted of bribery under the Municipal Election Act in the 6 years preceding election day

    Municipal elections Act        

VOTING OPTIONS

The Elections team is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to cast their vote independently. As with previous elections, a combination of Internet and telephone voting (e-voting) and paper ballots will be made available to voters for this year’s election. E-voting will be available during the advanced polls and on election day. Paper ballots will be available election day only. 

For more information contact the Returning Officer Nicole Robbins or Assistant Returning Officer Nicole Theriault at 902-245-4777 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   

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