Information for Voters

Like most Nova Scotia municipalities, due to COVID -19 safety precautions, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne is holding this year’s election by telephone and electronic internet voting only for both the Advance and Ordinary Poll days. Here is what that means for you.

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Municipal By-Election, District 4 - Electronic Voting

Beginning Friday, December 10, 2021 at 8:00 am until Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm, eligible voters in Polling District 4 can vote by telephone or internet.

Electors needing assistance with voting can visit the Voting Kiosk located at the Shelburne Municipal Office during regular business hours from December 10th through 17th and from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 18th.

Eligible electors will receive a voter information card by mail before the voting period begins with instructions on the voting process. If you have not received your voter card by December 10th, please contact our office for assistance.

A description of the boundaries of District 4 may be inspected at the Municipal Office, located at 136 Hammond Street, Shelburne, during regular business hours.

Voting is one of the most impactful things you can do for yourself and your community. The right to vote is valuable; if you have it, you should use it.
For more information please contact Erin Hartley, Returning Officer at or by calling 902-875-3544 ext 226. Municipal Elections information can also be found on our website at

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

Voting Qualifications MDS.pdf