Voter Information

Poll Information
Voter's List
Qualifications for Voters
Proxy Voting and Transfer Certificates

Poll Information 

Advanced Poll:
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at
Acadia Student Union Building
30 Highland Avenue
12 noon - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at
Wolfville Lions Club
36 Elm Avenue
12 noon - 8:00 pm

Election Day:
Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at
Wolfville Elementary School
19 Acadia Street
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Electors in the Town of Wolfville will be voting for:
Mayor
Six  Councillors at large

A School Board Member for EITHER:
District 8 of the the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board (AVRSB)
OR, the African Nova Scotia AVRSB member (if eligible to vote for this member)
OR, the Conseil Scolarie Acadien Provincial (CSAP) (if eligible to vote for this school board).

Voter's List

In September a Voter Notification Card will be mailed to voters who appear on the amended list of electors.  If you do not receive a card, don't worry, you can still be added to the voters list on the day of the election.  

Qualifications for voters:

Section 14 of the Nova Scotia Municipal Elections Act, 2016, states that every person is eligible to vote who:

  • is the full age of 18 years on the first advance day (October 6, 2016);
  • is a Canadian Citizen on the first advance polling day (October 6, 2016);
  • has been Ordinarily resident in Province for a period of 6 months immediately preceding the first advance polling day (October 6, 2016); and
  • is ordinarily resident in the municipality or in an area annexed to the municipality and has been so since immediately before the first advance polling day (October 6, 2016). 

Proxy Voting and Transfer Certificates

Proxy Voting

If an elector cannot vote at any of the advance polls or on ordinary poll day due to illness, physical disability or absence from the municipality, the elector can apply to vote by proxy by completing an application (Form 21) and submitting it to the Returning Officer or Assistant Returning Officer.

The Proxy Certificates may only be issued between the day after nomination day, September 13, 2016, and by 5:00 pm on October 7, 2016.

The application must be delivered either by the elector or by the person to vote on the elector’s behalf (proxy voter). No other person may submit the proxy application.

If the elector and proxy voter are unrelated they must each be on the list of electors for the municipality and the proxy voter must not have been appointed for any other unrelated elector.

If the elector and proxy voter is related such as child, grandchild, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, husband, or wife, they must each be on the list of electors for the municipality.

If the elector is resident in a home for special care the elector can appoint a proxy voter who is related as a child, grandchild, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, husband, or wife who is of voting age but does not need to be on any list of electors.

A proxy voter may vote for any number of related electors but only one unrelated elector.

Proxy votes can only be exercised on ordinary poll day (Saturday, October 15, 2016).

Once a proxy is issued, elector must vote by proxy unless cancelled. Elector can cancel proxy up to 5:00 pm on October 7, 2016.

Transfer Certificates

The following electors may apply for a transfer to vote at a polling station where the elector’s name does not appear on the list of electors for the convenience of voting, providing they have not voted at an advance poll:

• A candidate; or
• A candidate’s agent, appointed to a polling station other than where the agent’s name appears on the list of electors; or
• A Deputy Returning Officer or Poll Clerk acting at a polling station other than where his/her name appears on the list of electors; or
• An elector with a physical disability which prevents him/her from voting at a polling station where his/her name appears on the list of electors.

No other electors will be issued a transfer certificate.

An elector who transfers from one polling district to another can only vote for the candidates or matters that the elector was eligible to vote for at the polling station where the elector’s name is on the list of electors.

An elector may apply for a transfer by completing an application (Form 18) and submit it to the Returning Officer or the Assistant Returning Officer. A Certificate will be issue in Form 19 (unrestricted) or Form 20 (restricted). All transfer certificates must be used by 5:00 pm, October 12, 2016.