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 October 17, 2020. Eligible voters in the Municipality of Shelburne will elect one Councillor from each of seven (7) districts. The election is carried out under the Provincial Municipal Election Act.
Considering Running for Council?
Would you like to learn more about local politics, running for election, and/or getting involved in community decision making? Visit https://yourdecision.ca/ and register for any of the upcoming four FREE Zoom sessions being offered.
These sessions are offered as a partner project with the Local Government Program, Dalhousie University-The College of Continuing Education, Dalhousie University and the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs aimed at encouraging all Nova Scotians to become engaged in local politics through voting, volunteering on a campaign, or running for election.
NEW for 2020
Voting in the October Municipal election will be by telephone and internet only. There will be NO paper ballots cast in 2020 in the Municipality. Voting will open at 8:00 am on October 5, 2020, and close at 7:00 pm on October 17, 2020.
In order to ensure voter and poll worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Council passed a motion to this effect on June 15, 2020.
Rest assured that we are committed to helping every eligible voter cast their vote! More information on how you can request assistance with telephone and internet voting will be posted soon.
For more information please visit COVID-19 Guidelines for Administrating an Election.
Due to COVID-19, election staff are serving the public remotely as much as possible. When necessary, the Returning Officer will schedule appointments for in person meetings. All other election related inquiries will be done via email or phone. Emails and phone calls will be responded to as soon as possible. We thank you in advance for your patience.