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2020 Election - Candidate Information

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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 nomination deadline has passed and we now have a full list of 2020 election candidates for Mayor and Council. Click here now to view ths full list of candidates.

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:

David Sollows
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Things To Know Before You Run For Municipal Office

Councillor Roles and Responsibilities

Running a Successful Campaign in 2020

Media Relations for Municipal Candidates

The Department of Municipal Affairs has also updated its Guide for Candidates, which is also available in French.

In light of the restrictions posed by COVID-19, NSFM put on a Campaigning With Social Media webinar in July, 2020.

You can find information about it on their Webinar page and the session video is available on our Youtube page.

We also wrote about the issues of running a campaign during COVID in the summer issue of our magazine, Municipal Observer.