Here are the results following the 2020 Municipal Elections for the Town of Truro:
W.R. “Bill: Mills- (2558) elected
Terry Baillie- (1504)
Council, Ward 1:
Wayne Talbot- (875) elected
Alison Graham-Fulmore- (576) elected
Gregor Archibald- 532
Cheryl Fritz- 499
Council, Ward 2:
Jim Flemming- (570) elected
Bill Thomas- (532) elected
Terry Matheson- (507)
Jessica Frenette- (410)
Vince Roberts- (270)
Council, Ward 3:
Cathy Hinton- (1138) elected
Juliana Barnard- (740) elected
Danny Joseph- (583)
*Please note official results for the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial will be released on Monday, October 19, 2020 as paper ballots remain to be counted for Amherst, Oxford, Stewiacke, Cumberland and Colchester.
Truro - News Release - Results 2020 Municipal Election October 17, 2020.pdf
Frequently asked questions:
How to vote?
pdf How to vote by phone (193 KB)
pdf 2020 eVote Common Questions V2 (159 KB)
How to Cast a Ballot using the Internet with Date of Birth & PIN - SS
Plebiscite: The Town is seeking input from residents through a plebiscite during this election. Voters will be asked to vote “Yes” or “No” to this question:
“Do you support a managed urban deer bow/crossbow hunt in the Town of Truro to control and reduce the urban deer population?”
Details of the 3 years of data collection and analysis leading up to this step will be included with your Voter Information Letter and will be available on the Town social media platforms and website. Truro Town Council will review and consider the plebiscite results. Theresults will be an important piece of information for Council in making a final decision.
For more information visit: pdf Overview of the Process to date Deer Management (113 KB) or Frequently Asked Questions: Town of Truro- Plebiscite FAQ pdf
Information for voters
Who can vote in Municipal Elections?
You qualify to vote if you meet all of the following conditions:
• You are 18 years of age or older and a Canadian citizen on the first advance polling day;
• You have been ordinarily resident in Nova Scotia for 6 months immediately before the first advance polling day;
• You are ordinarily resident in the Town of Truro and have been so since immediately before the first advance polling day;
• You are not otherwise disqualified to vote in the Municipal and School Board Elections.
You are considered a disqualified person for the purpose of a municipal election if you are:
• the municipal Returning Officer
• a person serving a sentence in a penal or reform institution
• a person who has been convicted of bribery under this Act in the six years preceding ordinary polling day
Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP)
You qualify to vote for the CSAP if you meet the basic voter qualifications and you are an “Entitled Parent” or “Entitled Person” who meets one of the following conditions:
your first language learned and still understood is French
you received your primary school instruction in Canada in a French-first-language programan
any of your children have received or are receiving primary or secondary-school instruction in Canada in a French-first-language program
(a French immersion program is not a French-first-language program)
You must confirm your status as an Entitled Parent or Entitled Person by requesting a ballot for the election of the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial.It is an offence to vote in an election for which you are not qualified.
Below is the official list of the Candidates (in alphabetical order by Ward) who have been Nominated for Councillor or Mayor.
Residents of Truro, like all Nova Scotians, will choose their Municipal representatives on October 17, 2020. In addition to choosing a Mayor for the Town, voters will select two Councillors for each ward.
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.