The Municipality of the District of Clare has called a Special Election for District 7 on November 20, 2021. Only those living in District 7 are eligible to vote in the Special Election.


Alternative voting
Advance polling

Voters can vote using the Internet or the phone using their PIN anytime from 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 12, until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021. (You will receive a letter in November indicating your PIN with voting instructions). If you need assistance with electronic voting, you can call (902) 769-2031 or visit the Municipal Office at 1185 Highway 1, Little Brook, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from November 12 to November 19 (during the week) and from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (November 20, 2021).

Dated at Little Brook, Nova Scotia this 4th day of October, 2021
Pam Doucet
Returning Officer
(902) 769-2031

Information for candidates

Requirements

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

  • 18 years of age at the time of nomination
  • a Canadian citizen
  • “ordinarily resident” in Clare for six months preceding Nomination Day, and continue to so reside

You don’t need to live in the polling district that you are running in, as long as you meet the residency requirement of six months in the municipality.

Resources

Are you interested in becoming a candidate in the upcoming 2021 Municipal Special Election for District 7? This downloadable/printable Candidate for Councillor Package for the 2021 Special Election – District 7 will assist those who are contemplating offering for municipal councillor. pdfCandidate for Councillor Package

For any questions or to obtain information on becoming a candidate, please contact the Returning Officer Pam Doucet at (902) 769-2031 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or after October 12 for a Candidate’s Package.

Filing your nomination papers

Prospective candidates are asked to file their nomination papers with Returning Officer Pam Doucet by appointment on October 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 or 25, and on Nomination Day, October 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Key dates

April 25, 2021 Residency required to qualify as candidate in Municipality
October 26, 2021
(nomination can be filed by appointment with the returning officer in the seven business days prior to nomination day)
Nomination Day
October 27, 2021 Last day for candidate to withdraw
November 12-19, 2020 Advance Polling days
November 20, 2020 Election Day

Information for voters

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 six months immediately before the first advance polling day;
  • You are ordinarily resident in the Municipality of Clare and have been so since immediately before the first advance polling day;
  • You are not otherwise disqualified to vote in the Municipal Election.

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

Voting options

The Elections team is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to cast their vote independently. As with previous elections, a combination of Internet and telephone voting (e-voting) and paper ballots will be made available to voters for this year’s election. E-voting will be available during the advanced polls and on election day. Paper ballots will be available election day only.

Election Workers Needed

The Municipality of the District of Clare is looking for cleaning/disinfecting of voting locations personnel, Deputy Returning Officers, Poll Clerks as well as Voter Help assistants for the 2021 Special Election.

The Municipality will be using electronic voting. Paper ballots will be available on Election Day only. All applicants for DROs, poll clerks and assistants must have a good working knowledge of computers.

Previous experience working on Municipal Elections will be considered an asset. Training will be provided on the electronic voting system. Please call or e-mail by November 5, 2021, to express your interest:

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902-769-2031

Pam Doucet
Returning Officer
Municipality of Clare

Contact

Pam Doucet
Returning Officer
Telephone : 902-769-2031, ext. 237
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