Who can vote in the special election?

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

  • You are 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day;
  • You have been ordinarily resident in Nova Scotia for 6 months immediately before the first advance polling day;
  • You are ordinarily resident in the Town of Lunenburg and have been so since immediately before the first advance polling day; and
  • You are not otherwise disqualified to vote in the Municipal and School Board Elections.

Ordinarily resident: A person is not ordinarily resident in a seasonal dwelling generally only occupied between May and October unless the person has no other dwelling place. A person can be ordinarily resident only in one place at a time.

Students: A student is ordinarily resident either where the person’s family home is located or where the person is attending school, but not both. It is likely that most first year Nova Scotian students will meet the residency requirement to vote either where they attend school or where their family home is located, but not in both places.

Are you on the List of Electors?

For the 2023 Special Election, we are using the List of Electors from the 2021 provincial election. If you are new to Town, moved to a different Lunenburg address, or are unsure if you’re on the List of Electors, you’ll be able to request edits or check to see if you’re on the list from June 7 - June 21, 2023. Alternatively, if you are no longer a resident of the Town or are the next-of-kin of someone who has passed away, we ask that you let us know so we can update the list.

To check the List of Electors or to request an edit, contact:

Wendy Mills  
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902-634-4410 x 221.

You will be required to verify your identity and may be asked for your name, your street address and your date of birth before any changes can be made. 

You can only check your own information. 

You may be asked to attend in person and swear or affirm an oath if we cannot verify your identity.

Electronic voting 

More information on the voting process will be posted closer to the voting period.

Voter Information Letter

Everyone on the List of Electors will receive a Voter Information Letter in the mail before the voting period starts. This letter will include the Personal Identification Number (PIN) you will need to vote, along with instructions on how to do so. Please keep this letter as you will require the information in it to vote.

Using your PIN and your date of birth, you will be able to vote at any time of day or night from Thursday, August 3 until Saturday, August 12 ending at 7 p.m.

If you are not on the List of Electors or haven’t received a card in the mail, you can still vote on Election Day by coming to Town Hall. On Election Day, Aug. 12, Town Hall will be open as a polling station from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. for anyone who needs assistance voting — staff will have computers set up and will be able to walk voters through the process if needed. Residents who need help voting can also come to Town Hall, during business hours, throughout the advance voting period.

Alternative voting services will be provided by Intelivote Services Inc. — the same company that provided alternative voting services for the Town’s last municipal election in 2020.