Municipal elections in Nova Scotia will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Are you thinking of returning, or taking a shot at getting elected to council for the first time? Read on...
The following information for has been assembled by our good friends at the Nova Scotia Federation of Municiplaities to provide assistance and answer your questions as a potential candidate for the upcoming election. For additional information and specifics related to running for Yarmouth Town Council, you may also contact our Returning Officer:
2020 Municipal Elections Packages are Now Available
Candidate information packages are now available. This is a mandatory step when running for council. To receive your package, please book an appointment with Returning Officer, David Sollows.
IMPORTANT REMINDER - Banning of Election Signs
At the July 9th, 2020 Council Meeting, Council passed a motion to amend the Town's land use by-law to prohibit election signs, including signs advertising positions for by-elections, political parties and plebiscites. Displaying candidate signs from within a residence (such as by a window sign) is permitted.
In light of the restrictions posed by COVID-19, NSFM put on a Campaigning With Social Media webinar in July, 2020.
We also wrote about the issues of running a campaign during COVID in the summer issue of our magazine, Municipal Observer.