FYI: Voting Options for the 41st Provincial General Election

Voters in Nova Scotia will have several options to vote safely when the 41 Provincial General Election is called. Although the election is not on yet, it is important for voters to learn about their safe voting options to be prepared.

During the 41st provincial general election voters in Nova Scotia will be encouraged to vote early or apply to vote by mail using a write-in ballot. Voters will be able to vote safely in-person with COVID precautions in place or apply on-line for a write-in ballot.

Eligible voters can complete an on-line application for a write-in ballot before the provincial general election is called. The on-line application for a write-in ballot is available now at or voters can call Elections Nova Scotia at 1-800-565-1504 to have an application sent to them.

When the 41st provincial general election is called, voters who have applied early will be asked to verify their information and then Elections Nova Scotia will send them a write-in ballot kit with instructions. During the election, information about the write-in ballot process and important deadlines will be posted.

Voters will also be able to vote safely in-person before election day at any returning office or early voting location in the province. On election day, voters will be able to vote safely in-person at their assigned voting location or the returning office in their district.

Strict COVID-19 protocols will be in place at all voting locations during the 41 Provincial General Election.

Elections Nova Scotia is committed to planning for the safe delivery of a fair and inclusive election.

Elections Nova Scotia is a non-partisan and independent agency responsible for conducting provincial elections. For more information, please visit, call 1-800-565-1504, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @electionsns.

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