Regular Municipal Elections

Every four (4) years the Municipality of Shelburne conducts Municipal and, when necessary, Special Election if an elected position needs to be filled between elections.

The next Municipal Elections will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2024. Eligible voters in the Municipality of Shelburne will elect one Councillor from each of Electoral Boundaries – Districts . The election is carried out under the Municipal Election Act.

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 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

Information for Candidates

To be a candidate in either a municipal or school board election, you must be:

  • 18 years of age at the time of nomination;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • ordinarily resident in the Municipality of Shelburne for six months preceding nomination day, and continue to so reside.
  • You don’t need to live in the polling district that you’re running in, as long as you meet the residency requirement of six months in the municipality.

Procedures and Forms

Acts & Legislation

These are links to acts and legislation regarding municipal and school board elections, for your information and reference.

Municipal Elections

Municipal Elections Act Forms

Municipal Government Act

Education Act