More than a quarter of the council seats up for grabs in the 2012 municipal elections were won by acclamation - no vote required. Voter participation in Nova Scotia municipal elections hovers just above 40%. The majority of Nova Scotians do not vote in local elections.
LocalDecisions.ca is a guide for Nova Scotians to engage in the municipal elections happening in October of 2016. It’s for everyone from first-time voters, to people who are interested in running for council, or those who want to manage a campaign for someone who will.
There are municipal elections happening on October 15th across Nova Scotia. Here are some of the numbers we crunched after the lists of candidates for each council were published, countdown style...
But some of the unsung responsibilities of municipal governments have a real impact on our enjoyment of everyday life in the towns, villages and regional municipalities we call home in Nova Scotia. Here are a few of them.
A candidate’s campaign website and social media accounts are sort of like a resume and cover letter - whatever you find there is what the candidates want you to find. A few minutes of face time with a candidate could be the difference between four years of strong local representation, and four years of something unexpected.