Voter Information


The official HRM election site can be found here.

VOTING DATES:

  • Advanced Voting Period (personal devices using phone or internet): October 6 – 14
  • Advanced Polling Dates: October 10 & 13, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Election Day: October 17, 8:00am – 8:00pm

AM I ON THE VOTERS LIST?
The “Revisions Period” has started. Residents can now look up their information on the List of Electors online or call 902-490-VOTE to confirm if they are on the list.  The revision period will continue until October 5, 2020.

This is very important so people can ensure a smooth voting experience and receive their voter information letter in the mail. If their information is missing or incorrect that could lead to delays in getting their voter information letter with important details on how to vote.

Please check the website (https://votersearch.halifax.ca/hrm/onvoterslist.html) or call 902-490-VOTE(8683).

WHAT IF I AM MOVING AFTER AUGUST 21?
In a normal year, lots of residents in District 7 are moving September 1. This election, the last day to revise the voter list is later, on Friday, August 21, 2020. HRM is encouraging qualified voters to contact the election office as soon as possible after you move in September. Even if you don’t do this, you can still vote, see below!

ELECTRONIC VOTING
You can vote over the internet OR by phone.

HRM has information for voters here: https://www.halifax.ca/city-hall/elections/information-voters

Requirements:
In order to vote you must be:

  • at least 18 years or older and a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day (October 6, 2020) 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

Attention students:
A student is “ordinarily resident” either where their family home is located or where they are attending school, but not both. It’s likely that most first-year students in Nova Scotia will meet the residency requirement in order to vote either where they attend school or where their family home is located. You can only vote in one municipal election. 

WARNING:
DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR PRIVATE VOTER INFORMATION (address, date of birth, etc.) TO ANYONE BUT AN ELECTION OFFICIAL at an OFFICIAL POLL LOCATION OR through the HRM VOTER HELPLINE.

Can I still vote if I am not on the Voters List?
YES ABSOLUTELY!

  • October 6 to October 14 2020 – Advance voting (e-voting) (to receive a Voter Information Letter with your alternative voting credentials you must be on the voters list prior to October 5, 2020 or you can visit an advance poll to be added and receive your voter letter)
  • October 10, 2020 – First Advance In-person Poll
  • October 13, 2020 – Second Advance In-person Poll
During the ALTERNATIVE VOTING period, or at an ADVANCE POLL, bring your ID which also has your address to any of the advertised registration locations throughout HRM, where you will be sworn in and receive your voting credentials.

OR

On ELECTION DAY Saturday, October 17 2020, bring your ID which also has your address to YOUR LOCAL POLL (VOTING) location where you can be sworn in and cast your ballot.

Voter Notification Letters
What is a Voter Notification Letter and when do they arrive?   If you are on the Voters List, you will receive your personal Voter Notification Letter starting at the end of September.  The letter will contain your pin and instructions for ELECTRONIC VOTING as well as the poll location where you can vote IN PERSON on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

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