Municipal Election 2020

Election 2020

The next municipal election in Nova Scotia will take place on October 17, 2020.

The Returning Officer is Linda Arsenault.  If you have any questions about the Municipal Election, she can be reached at 902-318-7840 or

Are You Interested in Running for Council?

To be a candidate in the municipal election, you must be:

    • a Canadian citizen
    • 18 years of age at the time of nomination
    • ordinarily resident in the Municipality of County of Antigonish for a period of six months preceding nomination day, and continue to so reside
    • have the charges that are liens on your property and the taxes due to the municipality fully paid by nomination day
    • not be disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act.

You don’t need to live in the polling district that you’re running in, as long as you meet the residency requirement of six months in the municipality.  If you have any further questions about eligibility, please contact the Returning Officer.

Map of the Municipality of the County of Antigonish Electoral Districts for the 2020 Municipal Election

Candidate’s Guide to Mun CSAP SB Elections

More information about filing nomination papers will be available soon.

Who can vote in Municipal Elections?

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

    • You are 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen on the fist 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 Municipality of the County of Antigonish and have been so since immediately before the first advance polling day; and
    • You are not otherwise disqualified to vote in the Municipal elections.

More information about advance polling dates will be available soon.

Disqualified persons

You are considered a disqualified person for the purpose of a municipal election if you are:

    • the municipal Returning Officer
    • a person serving a sentence in a penal or reform institution
    • a person who has been convicted of bribery under the Municipal Elections Act in the six years preceding ordinary polling day

Additional Resources

Municipal Elections Act Forms

Province of Nova Scotia – New Municipal Councillor Guide