2020 Municipal Election
Municipal Elections will take place in Nova Scotia on October 17, 2020. Nomination day for candidates is September 8, 2020, but appointments can be made a week leading up to this date.
For more information on running as a candidate in a municipal election: Candidate’s Guide 2020
ELECTRONIC AND TELEPHONE VOTING FOR 2020 STELLARTON MUNICIPAL ELECTION
The Town of Stellarton has decided that only telephone and electronic votes will be cast for the 2020 fall municipal elections.
Municipal elections in Nova Scotia are scheduled to take place on October 17, 2020. With the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the risk of a second wave, and the likelihood that strict restrictions will still be in place, Stellarton councillors voted 3:1 in favour of eliminating paper ballot votes for the 2020 year.
Some concerns were expressed by councillors that citizens may not have the ability to easily vote if they’re required to utilize technology. However, there will be an accessible polling station set up, location to be determined, to help those that may need assistance place a secure and private vote.
The Town would like to emphasize that this decision is strictly for the 2020 election. The health and safety of Stellarton residents is the highest priority. During these challenging times, eliminating in-person paper ballots is the safest way to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while still holding elections.
More information on telephone electronic voting will be released soon as details become available.