Residents of Truro, like all Nova Scotians, will choose their Municipal and School Board representatives this October. In addition to choosing a Mayor for the Town, voters will select two Councillors for each ward, two representatives to the Chignecto Central Regional School Board (one from Wards 1 & 2, and one representing Ward 3 and Colchester Districts 1 and 11).

Those who meet the special qualifications can choose to vote for the member of the conseil scolaire acadien provincial representing the new District of Truro, or the African Nova Scotian Member of the Chignecto Central Board elected at large for the entire CCRSB Region).

Voters are permitted to vote in only one school board contest.

Qualifications to Run for Council

In order to run for council (or mayor), you must:

  • Be 18 years of age at the time of nomination (October 13),
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Be ordinarily resident in the Town of Truro since May 13, 2016.

Members of Town committees and commissions should pay particular attention to more detailed information in the Municipal Elections Act.

Nomination materials can be picked up at the Returning Office, Town Hall Reception, or downloaded pdf by clicking here (232 KB) .

Additional Information for Prospective Candidates:

Qualifications to Vote

In order to vote, persons must:

  • Be 18 years or older on October 6, 2016,
  • Be a Canadian citizen on October 15, 2016,
  • Have been ordinarily resident in Nova Scotia since March 15, 2016,
  • Be ordinarily resident in Truro on October 6.

More information for voters:


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