Special Election 2021
Due to the resignation of a councillor, the Municipality held a Special Election for the office of District 8 on January 16, 2021. At the Nov. 9th Regular Council meeting, Council made the motion to administer this election through telephone and internet voting only. The voting period will ran 24 hours a day from January 9, 2021 to January 16, 2021.
The Municipal Elections Office is at the Municipal Office: 8296 HWY 211, Sherbrooke NS, B0J 3C0
RESULTS- DISTRICT 8 SPECIAL ELECTION
Please see the below unofficial results for councillor of District 8. The Municipality would like to thank both candidates for their participation.
James M. BINGLEY- 46 votes
James HARPELL- 158 - ELECTED
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 204 of 278 eligible voters
121 people voted by WEB
83 people voted by PHONE
74 people did not vote
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A CANDIDATE?
The Municipal Elections Act (s. 17) sets out the qualifications for a candidate for municipal council office. To be eligible, a candidate for council must:
- be a Canadian citizen of the full age of 18 years at the time of nomination
- be ordinarily resident in the municipality or in an area annexed to the municipality for a period of 6 months preceding nomination day, and continue to so reside
- obtain a certificate respecting taxes in prescribed form from the clerk, treasurer, collector or other official with the information showing that, as of nomination day, the candidate has paid in full all charges that are liens on the candidate’s property, and the taxes that are due to the municipality, and, if a municipality has provided for payment of taxes by instalment or interim payments, all instalments or interim payments due as of nomination day have been paid.
- not be disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act
Nomination Papers may be filed by appointment with the Returning Officer on Nomination Day, Tuesday, December 22, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Municipal Council Chambers, 8296 Hwy #7, Sherbrooke, or during the preceding seven (7) business days also by appointment from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Candidate Information and Forms:
1. pdf Nomination Form 11 (158 KB)
2. pdf 2020 Candidate's Guide to Municipal Elections (356 KB)
3. pdf Prospective Candidate Letter Special Election (100 KB)
WHO CAN VOTE?
Anyone who meets the following requirements is eligible to vote in the 2020 Special Election for District 8:
- You are 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day.
- You have been a resident in Nova Scotia for six (6) months immediately before the first polling day.
- You are a resident of the Town of Antigonish and have been so since immediately before the first advance polling day.
- You are not otherwise disqualified to vote in the Municipal Elections
AM I ON THE VOTERS LIST?
The preliminary list of electors has been prepared. It is very important that you contact the Returning Officer if, within the last four years you have moved into the Municipality or you have turned 18 or will turn 18 by January 9, 2021 or you were not on the List of Electors at the time of the last Provincial Election. The Municipal Returning Officer is currently receiving applications for additions or amendments to the list by telephone, fax, e-mail, mail or in person.
Electors may find out if they are on the List of Electors by:
- Visiting the Municipal Office between 8:30a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Phoning the Returning Officer at 902-522-2496
WHO IS DISQUALIFIED?
Those individuals who would be considered disqualified to vote in the 2020 Election, include:
- The Returning Officer.
- A person serving a sentence in a penal or reform institution.
- A person who has been convicted of bribery under the Municipal Elections Act in the six (6) years preceding ordinary polling day.
WHEN CAN YOU VOTE?
The Municipality of the District of St. Mary's will be providing electronic options for Electors to vote.
Telephone voting or internet voting will be open during the Election Period which is from 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 9, 2021 until 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Voting will be open 24 hours a day during the Election Period. If you are a qualified elector, you will receive a letter in the mail with your PIN and instructions on how to vote.