Municipality of Colchester Election 2020

Every four years the Municipality of the County of Colchester holds and election for Mayor and Council, as well as the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial (CSAP).

This year the Municipal and Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial (CSAP) Elections will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Council encourages residents that are eligible to vote to do so on election day or on one of the Advance Poll dates - October 8, 13, 14 and 15.

 Election Workers Needed - Deputy Returning Officer and Poll Clerks

The regular Municipal Election is right around the corner (October 17, 2020) and we are developing a list of interested person to fill the positions of Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) and Poll Clerk (PC).

If you are interested in working at a poll, please contact the Returning Office - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 902-890-6780 or 902-897-3182.

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 first 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 Colchester and have been so since immediately before the first advance polling day; and
  • You are not otherwise disqualified to vote in the Municipal elections.

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 this Act in the six years preceding ordinary polling day

Who can vote in CSAP Elections?

To be eligible to vote for a member of the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) theelector must meet the following additions qualifications:

  • The Elector’s first language learned and still understood is French, or
  • The Elector who received their primary school instruction in Canada in a French-first-language program, or

The Elector has a child whom has received or is receiving primary or secondary school instruction in Canada in a French-first-language program.

Last Day To Cast Your Ballots is Saturday, October 17
Polls Open 8 am to 7 pm 

Regular Election Day Polling Locations (by District)

District 1
1A (Brookside, Bible Hill (West)) - Bible Hill Fire Hall
1B (Vimy Court Bible Hill) - Vimy Court

District 2
2A (Truro Heights) - Cobequid Fire Hall #1
2B (Lower Truro) - Cobequid Fire Hall #1
2C (Old Barns, Clifton, Beaver Brook, Princeport, Green Oaks) - Cobequid Fire Hall #2
2D (Green Creek, Pleasant Valley, Shortts Lake) - Brookfield Sportsplex
2E (Riverside, Fort Ellis) - Stewiacke Community Centre

District 3
3A (Hilden) - Brookfield Fire Hall
3B (Brookfield) - Brookfield Sportsplex
3C (Alton, Brentwood, Forest Glen) - Stewiacke Community Centre
3D (Elk Court Brookfield) - Elk Court

District 4
4A (Eastville, Burnside, Pembroke, Newton Mills, Upper Stewiacke, Meadowvale, Otter Brook, Crossroads) - Upper Stewiacke Fire Hall
4B (Cloverdale, Birch Hill, South Branch, Middle Stewiacke, Halfway Brook) - Middle Stewiacke Rec Centre
4C (West St. Andrews, Wittenburg, Lanesville, East Stewiacke, MacKay Siding) - Wittenburg Baptist Church
4D (Gays River, Pine Grove, Shubenacadie East, Coldstream)  - Wittenburg Baptist Church

District 5
5A (Salmon River, Murray Siding, Harmony, Camden) - Salmon River Fire Hall

District 6
6A (Greenfield, Manganese Mines, East Mtn., Valley (North)) - Crossroads Baptist Church

District 7
7A (Mattatall Lake, Lake Road, French River, Bayhead, West Tatamagouche) - Tatamagouche Fire Hall
7B (Tatamagouche, Barrachois, Sand Point) - Tatamagouche Fire Hall
7C (Waldegrave, Waughs River, Denmark, Middleton, Keble, Brule Point, Brule, Brule Shore) - Tatamagouche Fire Hall
7D (East New Annan, Central New Annan, Byers Lake, Millbrook, Debert Lake, West New Annan, Tatamagouche Mountain, Kavanaugh Mills, Warwick Mountain, Oliver, New Truro Rd.) - Tatamagouche Fire Hall
7E (West Earltown, Earltown, East Earltown, Balfron, Balmoral Mills, The Falls) - Earltown Community Centre
7F (Willow Lodge) - Willow Lodge

District 8
8A (Onslow Mountain) - North River Fire Hall
8B (Upper Onslow, North River) - North River Fire Hall
8C (Nuttby, McCallum Settlement, Upper North River, Central North River, Upper Brookside) - North River Fire Hall
8D (Riversdale, Kemptown, Upper Kemptown) - Kemptown Community Centre

District 9
9A (East Folly Mountain, Debert) - Admin Building Debert Business Park
9B (Lower Onslow, Central Onslow) - Onslow Belmont Fire Hall
9C (Belmont, Moose Lake, Crowes Mills) - Onslow Belmont Fire Hall
9D (Debert Court Debert) - Debert Court

District 10
10A (Lynn, Lower Five Islands, Five Islands) - Five Islands Fire Hall
10B (Simpson Lake, McCormack Lake, Lower Economy, Carrs Brook, Economy, Upper Economy) - Economy Recreation Centre
10C (Little Bass River, Bass River, Castlereagh, Montrose, Five Houses, Portapique) - Bass River Fire Hall
10D (Lornevale, Londonderry, Hart Lake, Folly Lake, Folly Mountain, Londonderry Station, East Village) - Londonderry Community Centre
10E (Highland Village, Great Village, Glenholme, Little Dyke) - Great Village Fire Hall
10F (Lower Debert, Masstown) - Masstown United Church

District 11
11A (Bible Hill (East), Valley (South)) - Colchester Christian Academy

Not sure what your District is?  Here is a link to our Electoral Map or call the Returning Office at 902-890-6780.

 

Candidates

Below lists the Candidates (in alphabetical order by District) who have officially been Nominated for Councillor or Mayor, thus far.  This list will continually be updated as Candidates file their papers until close of Nominations on September 8th at 5 pm.   Please continue to check back for updated information.

 

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Mayor Christine Blair (incumbent)
Bob Taylor
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Re-Elect Christine Blair for Mayor of Colchester
Vote for Bob Taylor for Mayor
District 1 Eric Boutilier (incumbent) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
District 2 Heather Boyd
Laurie Sandeson
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Vote Heather Boyd for District 2 or Elect Heather Boyd for District 2

Elect Laure Sandeson for District 2
District 3 Geoff Stewart (incumbent) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
District 4 Mike Cooper (incumbent)
John Vissers
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District 5 Colleen Doucette
Lloyd Gibbs (incumbent)
Tim Johnson
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Vote for Colleen Doucette for District 5
Re-Elect Lloyd Gibbs for District 5
District 6 Karen MacKenzie (incumbent)    
District 7 Mike Gregory (incumbent)
John Sellers
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District 8 Stan Hampton
Edwin MacQuarrie
Lisa Patton
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Stan Hampton for District 8 Councillor

Lisa Patton for District 8
District 9 Marie Benoit
Bob Pash (incumbent)
Susan Taylor
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Vote Marie Benoit for District 9

Elect Susan Taylor
District 10 Tom Taggart (incumbent) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
District 11 Peter McCracken
Wade Parker (incumbent)
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Elect Peter McCracken

 

Important DatesEvents
March 17, 2020 Residency required to qualify as candidate in election
September 8, 2020 Nomination Day (Nominations can be filed by appointment with the Returning Officer in the five business days prior – September 1-7, 2020)
September 9, 2020 Last day for candidate to withdraw
October 8, 2020 First Advance Poll
October 13, 2020 Second Advance Poll
October 14 &15 Additional Advance Poll Dates
October 17, 2020 Election Day
October 20, 2020 Official Addition
October 24, 2020 Last day to file affidavit (re: removal of posters and return of voters list for return of full or part of deposit) – FORM 12
October 27, 2020 Last day to apply for a recount
December 16, 2020 Last day to file campaign contribution disclosure form – FORMS 40 & 41

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Contact

Guy Wheeler, Returning Officer
Municipality of County of Colchester
1 Church Street
Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 3Z5

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 902-897-3182

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