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Organization : Elections Nova Scotia
Facility : How to Get on List of Electors
Province : Nova Scotia
Country : Canada

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How to Get on List of Electors :
Download Application Form :
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How to Get on List of Electors :
** To be added to the List of Electors, download the application form, complete and send to Elections Nova Scotia.
** You can check to see if you are on the List or whether your information is accurate by contacting Elections Nova Scotia at 424-8584 or 1-800-565-1504; TTY 902-424-7475 or 1-866-774-7074. You will be asked to provide personal information, such as your date of birth, in order for us to determine whether you are the elector wishing to check his/her information.

If an election has already been called, you can :
Apply at the returning office in your electoral district :
The returning officer will add your name to the list and also tell you what polling station you will vote at based on your civic address. Find your returning office using the Electoral District Finder.

Apply at your polling station :
The poll clerk will add your name to the list using a Elector Information Form. Be sure to bring appropriate ID.

ID Requirements :
** You will be asked to show ID to have your name on the list of electors (if you aren’t already on it).
** Even if you have your Voter Information Card in hand, it’s always a good idea to bring your proper and current ID to the polling station so there won’t be any confusion or delay.

Column 1 :
Documents with name, current civic address and signature (1 is sufficient) :
** Driver’s license
** Residential lease mortgage or land transfer document
** Completed and signed personalized processed cheque for payment of an account
** Vehicle registration
** Current valid contract

Column 2 :
Documents with name and current civic address (1 + 1 from Column Three) :
** Statement of account (such as telephone, power bill or credit card)
** Vehicle insurance policy certificate
** Blank personalized cheque (voided)
** Proof of subscription to a magazine with a mailing label affixed
** Statement of RRSP or mutual fund

Column 3 :
Documents with name and signature (1 + 1 from Column Two)
** Health insurance card
** Canadian passport
** Canadian citizenship card
** Old age security card
** Credit card
** Automobile Club card
** Library card
** Student card
** Certificate of Indian status card
** Professional Association or Membership cards

Special Needs :
Need help to mark your ballot? :
** If you require assistance to mark your ballot, you may bring a friend to assist you.
** This person will be allowed to go behind the privacy screen with you to help you mark your ballot.
** Your friend can be your child, grandchild, brother, sister, parent, grandparent spouse or caregiver or, your friend can really be a friend.
** The only difference is that your family or caregiver can act as a friend for more than just you.
** Anyone else gets to do this once.
** Either way, you and your friend will be asked to make a declaration before you cast your vote.
** You can also ask the deputy returning officer to help you vote if you prefer.
** In this case, if there is an agent representing a candidate present, he or she is entitled to accompany the two of you to observe the assistance given.

What if your polling location is not accessible?  :
** It is mandatory that all locations have level access.
** Should it ENS Help Voting COVER.jpgever happen that your polling location is not accessible to persons with physical disabilities, it will be noted on the Voter Information Card you will receive in the mail.
** In this case, contact your returning office and the returning officer will provide you with several options including having the ballot delivered to your home.

Are you visually impaired? :
Ask the election officer for the special template that is available at all polling stations just for persons who are visually impaired. This will help you mark your own ballot.

Voting by the deaf and hard of hearing :
You can bring a translator with you if you can communicate using sign language.

Women in shelters :
If you are in the protection of a shelter at an undisclosed location, you may not want to go to your regular polling station on election day. We understand and respect your reasons and your privacy. We also still want you to be able to exercise your right to vote. In these circumstances, we recommend you take advantage of the Advance Polls or the Write-in Ballot process available to you.

Voting when you are Homeless :
** You do not have to be a homeowner or renter to be able to vote in Nova Scotia. As long as you are a Canadian citizen who will be 18 years of age or older on election day, and you have lived in Nova Scotia for six months before the date the election is called, you have the right to vote.
** The polling station you vote at is determined by where you live.
** If you are staying at a hostel or shelter, you can vote at a polling station in that polling division.
** You will need to be included on the list of electors for that area.
** Fill out the application form you are given or which you’ll find here and take it to your local returning office.
** There is a different form that you fill out at the poll to be added to the list.
** You will also need to provide documentation with your name and signature, such as your health insurance card or your social insurance card.

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