Voter information letters/key dates for municipal and school board elections

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that voter information letters were recently mailed to all eligible voters. Please check your mailbox and review this correspondence. If this letter isn’t received by Friday, September 30, at 5 p.m., please contact the Voter Helpline at 902-490-VOTE (8683) or 1-844-301-VOTE (8683) Monday to Sunday (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).

The voter information letter contains important information related to the municipal and school board elections, including a personalized PIN number for the alternative (e-voting and telephone voting) period from October 4-13.

Please note that voter information letters are not forwarded by Canada Post. Residents with recent address changes should update their information by contacting 902-490-VOTE.

All eligible voters are encouraged to check and verify their voting information is accurate on our voters list. This step is particularly important for those who plan to vote through alternative methods such as e-voting or by phone. Take a moment and check your information here:

If you are not on the list or your information has changed, please contact 902-490-VOTE (8683) or 1-844-301-VOTE (8683) as soon as possible to ensure you are listed correctly to vote. Revisions to the voters list can be made until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5 or in person during the advanced polls occurring on October 8 and 11, and on Election Day, October 15.

Residents are also advised of key upcoming dates in the electoral process:

October 4 (beginning at 8 a.m.) to October 13 (closing at 7 p.m.), 2016: Alternative voting (phone and e-voting) period

October 8, 2016: First advanced poll (in-person voting) – noon to 8 p.m.

October 11, 2016: Second advanced poll (in-person voting) – noon to 8 p.m.

October 15, 2016: Election Day (in-person voting) – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For full election details, including polling locations and information on our first ever #halifaxvotesbecause social media contest, please visit   

Source: Release

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