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2024 Municipal Elections

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Municipal Elections in Nova Scotia will be held on October 19, 2024.

The Returning Office, which will manage the elections for the six municipalities in Pictou County, is now open but regular office hours have not begun yet. The Returning Office is currently operating by appointment only.

If you are interested in running for office in the Town of Stellarton, Municipality of Pictou County, Town of New Glasgow, Town of Pictou, Town of Trenton, or Town of Westville, please contact Returning Officer, Josephine MacDonald, by email at  or by phone at (902) 759-1652

All voting for the election will be electronic, with voters having the choice to vote by phone or online.

Candidate's Guide to Municipal and School Board Elections
Municipal Elections Act


Municipal Campaign Schools

The Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing have opened registration for three interactive, in-person municipal campaign schools.

These workshops are free to attend and will be held between 10am and 4pm. Participants will:
- Hear from diverse local councillors about the realities of the work.
- Gain knowledge on getting nominated, building your team, fundraising, and running a campaign.
- Practice networking, clear communication, and planning next steps.
- Identify supports and resources available to potential candidates.

Individuals must register for these schools and can do so online by clicking this link: Municipal Campaign School Registration

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