The Municipality of the District of St. Mary's (rural municipality) was incorporated in 1879. It provides essential services to the everyday needs of its citizens. The Municipality is bounded by the counties of Pictou and Halifax, the Eastern Shore of the Atlantic Ocean and the Municipality of Guysborough.
The Municipal Government Act (MGA) required every municipality to conduct a boundary review and apply to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) in 2015 to "confirm or alter the number and boundaries of polling districts and numbers of Council."
The Municipality will retain 7 districts, but all of the boundaries of these districts have been altered. You will find a link to the new electoral district map below and November 2015 decisions of the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. These seven polling districts, which are represented by seven councilors who are elected for a four year term. Following municipal elections, the seven elected officials are nominated and voted for the various council positions. This takes place at the the first regular monthly meeting of Council after the Municipal Elections.
The Municipal Elections Act authorizes municipal council elections. The Education Act authorizes school board elections. The link below will help anyone interested in the electoral process, or those considering volunteering or running for public office.