Elections Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Election Information and Resources for Students

If you've ever watched TV shows like "Survivor" you already have an idea of how voting works. The difference in a Nova Scotian election is that voters are not voting anyone off the island, you're voting for the person or party you want to represent you in government. It's all about finding the person or party who best represents your interests and will help move things your way.

That's why it's so important to vote. When you vote, you are telling the politicians what you want life to be like in Nova Scotia. If you don't tell them, they can't change things.

Just think of the issues that matter to you now – each one of them is a reason to vote! Here are a few:

  • The environment
  • The cost of university
  • Jobs in the future
  • Minimum wage
  • How much tax you pay

Ask yourself: "What do I want to see the government do about these issues?" Then listen to the candidates, or feel free to call them up and ask them questions, and find out now who speaks to your heart. Then, when it's time to cast your vote, you'll know where to mark your X.

Can you vote?

If you are a Canadian citizen who will be 18 years or older on election day and have lived in Nova Scotia for six months before the day the election was called, you can vote!

Can you register to Vote?

If you are between 16 and 18, you can register with Elections Nova Scotia as a future elector.  When you turn 18, with your permission, you will be added to the Register of Electors and be ready to vote at the next election in your electoral district.

Video answers

Nova Scotia's SpringtideCo has created a series of entertaining and informative videos for all ages.

Here is the English video for students. Scroll down this page for the French version of the video.


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