Municipality of the County of Inverness
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Municipal Elections 2024

Municipal elections will be held in all Nova Scotian municipalities on October 19, 2024

  • Eligible residents of the Municipality of Inverness County will be able to vote either online or by telephone
  • Voters will elect councillors for the next four years

To be eligible to vote, you must be

  • 18 years of age or older on the first advance polling day (October 10)
  • a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day (October 10)
  • a resident of the Municipality of Inverness County for at least six months immediately preceding the first advance polling day (by April 10)

To find out whether you are on the province’s list of eligible voters, please contact Elections Nova Scotia: elections@novascotia.ca or 1-800-565-1504

How to vote

The municipality of Inverness County will conduct an electronic ballot for the 2024 municipal elections. This means that voting will be by internet or telephone only.

All eligible voters will receive a letter with instructions on how to vote, including a unique P.I.N. to ensure secure voting.

A voting kiosk will also be available in each of the 6 polling districts. At the voting kiosk, any resident who isn’t able to vote from home will be have access to a computer where they will be able to cast their vote. The addresses of these kiosks will be published closer to the time.

How to become a candidate for council

The eligibility requirements to run for council are the same as those to be eligible to vote.

In order to run for council you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older at the time of nomination
  • a Canadian citizen
  • a resident of the municipality for at least 6 months immediately preceding nomination day (by March 9)

If elected, you must continue to reside in the municipality for the term of your service.

You do not need to reside in the polling district of the municipality in which you wish to seek election, as long as you meet the residency requirement of six months in the municipality.

If you are interested in running for council, you should consult the Candidate’s Guide to Municipal and School Board Elections prepared by the Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Returning officer

The returning officer is the person who is appointed to be responsible for administering the election in the municipality.

The municipal returning officer is responsible for administrating the election in all the polling districts in the municipality. The returning officer is the person who is able to give candidates all necessary information about the election.

For the 2024 election, the council of the Municipality of the County of Inverness has appointed Tanya Tibbo as the returning officer.

Polling districts and voter numbers

The Municipality of Inverness County is divided into 6 polling districts as follows.

  • District 1 (Cheticamp/Pleasant Bay/Meat Cove)
  • District 2 (Margaree/St. Joseph)
  • District 3 (Inverness/Glenville/Dunvegan
  • District 4 (Whycocomagh/Orangedale/Ainslie)
  • District 5 (Port Hood/Mabou)
  • District 6 (Port Hastings/Judique/West Bay)

Eligible voters cast a vote for any candidate who is running for election in the polling district where they reside.

The number of electors is established by the province, and the numbers for 2024 have not yet been published at the time of this posting. In the 2020 municipal election, there were 11 305 eligible voters in the Municipality of Inverness County.

Questions

For any questions about the election, email: 2024election@invernesscounty.ca

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