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Region of Queens Municipality

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Region of Queens Municipality is pleased to present the Official Results of the 2020 Election.

Mayor: Darlene Norman (elected)

Councillor, District 1:  Kevin Muise (elected)

Councillor, District 2: Ralph Gidney (elected)

Councillor, District 3: Maddie Charlton (elected)

Councillor, District 4: Vicki Amirault (elected)

Councillor, District 5: Jack Fancy (elected)

Councillor, District 6: David Brown (elected)

Councillor, District 7: Carl Hawkes (elected)

For full results, see the 2020 Election Results.

 

 

Updates:

October 14, 2020:  Election Night Results

Municipal Election 2020 is just a few short days away, and preparations are being made for conveying poll results on Saturday evening, October 17. 

The way candidates, the media and the public will access the results on Election night will be different than at a typical election, as a result of Public Health protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19.  In past years, the public, candidates and media were invited to come to the Municipal Administration Building to watch the results as they were reported.  There will be no public gathering at the Municipal building this year as we adhere to gathering limits and physical distancing requirements. 

We are pleased however, to be able to provide a safe, inclusive and transparent way to be part of the Election night excitement, which will allow people to see the results in real time.  Shortly after the polls close on October 17 at 7 p.m., Region of Queens Municipality will stream the unofficial results on the Municipality’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK2q2i7QSvBDBqS38uCApvQ) , Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RegionofQueens), and Twitter page (https://twitter.com/RegionofQueens), updated as poll results are received.  The results will also be posted on the website: https://www.regionofqueens.com/council-governance/election2020/2020-election-results.  On Election night, periodic email updates will be sent to media representatives , who may report the results in their media. 


Official results will be posted on the Municipality’s website on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, after the official count is completed.

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October 14, 2020:  Voter Participation: Second Advance Poll (October 13,2020) and Compared to 2016 Advance Polls

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October 9, 2020: Voter Participation:  First Advance Poll (October 8, 2020)

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October 8, 2020: Attention: Voter Registration Cards/Letters

We have been receiving numerous calls and messages from voters across Queens County asking when they will receive their voter cards in the mail.  In Queens, voters do not require a voter card or letter to vote.  The system we are using in this Municipal Election is voting by paper ballot. 

The voter cards and letters residents are hearing about pertain to voting in neighbouring Municipalities in Lunenburg and Shelburne counties.

In Queens, voting is as easy as showing up at the polling station, and casting your vote!

For information about where and when you may vote, go to https://www.regionofqueens.com/council-governance/election2020/overview

 

September 24, 2020:  Municipal Matters Newsletter: Election 2020 Edition

Within the next week, the Election 2020 Edition of Municipal Matters will be arriving in your mail - the newsletter is distributed to all mailing addresses in Queens County - look for yours, keep it and read it!  It is is filled with helpful information about where and when you can vote, who is offering as Mayor and in each of the 7 Districts, and much more!   You may also download the newsletter here

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September 10, 2020: Notice of Poll

The Municipal Election will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Electors may vote between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the locations listed below on ordinary polling day.

Advance polls will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020, and Tuesday, October 13, 2020 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m. Any elector who expects to be unable to vote on ordinary polling day may vote at the Advance poll. Proxy votes are not accepted at the Advance poll.  (Click here for a PDF of the Notice of Poll)

OFFICE

CANDIDATES

ODRINARY POLLING DAY POLLING PLACES

Mayor

David B. DAGLEY

In your Polling District

 

Brian G. FRALIC

(Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7)

 

Susan MACLEOD

 
 

Darlene NORMAN     

 

Councillor, District 1

Scott CHRISTIAN

West Queens Rec. Centre,

 

Kevin MUISE

Hunts Point Comm. Hall &

 

Tara SMITH

Liverpool Fire Hall                         

Councillor, District 2

Ralph GIDNEY

Royal Canadian Legion Hall

 

Heather KELLY

Branch 38, Liverpool

Councillor, District 3

Maddie CHARLTON

Mersey Point Comm. Hall,

 

Roger JOLLIMORE

South Queens Middle School

   

& Queens Manor

Councillor, District 4

Vicki AMIRAULT

Brooklyn Community Hall &

 

Allan LAWS

Seaside Community Centre

 

Dan MACLAREN                                  

 

Councillor, District 5

Jack FANCY

Milton Community Hall

 

Leslie A. ROBART                                

 

Councillor, District 6

David BROWN

Port Medway Fire Hall,

 

Jason CROFT

Mill Village Fire Hall,

   

Greenfield Fire Hall &

   

Hillsview Acres

Councillor, District 7

Carl HAWKES

North Brookfield Comm. Hall,

 

Gil JOHNSON

North Queens Fire Hall &

   

North Queens Nursing Home

Member of Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP)

 

Diane RACETTE

 

 

(Acclaimed)

 

ADVANCE POLL LOCATIONS:

 

(12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.)

 

Districts 1 - 7: Thursday, October 8th, 2020

North Queens Fire Hall,

 

West Queens Rec. Centre &

 

Milton Comm. Hall

Districts 1 - 7: Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Greenfield Fire Hall,

 

Mill Village Fire Hall &

 

Royal Canadian Legion

 

Branch 38, Liverpool


Dated at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, this 10th day of September, 2020.Descriptions of the polling districts and divisions are available at the Municipal office and may be inspected during regular office hours. A more detailed breakdown of voting locations and boundaries will be sent to each household in Queens in the Election Newsletter. Information may also be obtained by calling 354-3453 or by contacting me by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Edward F. Bulley

Returning Officer

 

 

September 30, 2020:  Learn More About the Candidates Offering in 2020 Municipal Election

Following is a list of events planned by organizations in Queens County to provide voters with more information about candidates in their electoral districts.  If more events are added, the list will be updated.

Sunday, October 4, 2020, 3 p.m.  -- Mayoral Debate, Hosted by South Queens Chamber of Commerce, Astor Theatre and QCCR.  Location:  Astor Theatre, Gorham St., Liverpool, NS. Advanced tickets required, limited seating available due to Covid-19 protocols in place.

Join the 2020 Mayoral Candidates for questions and debate in anticipation of the upcoming municipal election! Hosted by the South Queens Chamber of Commerce, the Astor Theatre, and QCCR. All 4 Region of Queens Municipality mayoral candidates will be participating: David Dagley, Brian Fralic, Susan MacLeod, and Darlene Norman.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, space is limited to ensure social distancing. Tickets through Eventbrite are required to attend this event (there is no cost to attend). There will also be a live feed available, and a recording will be available on the SQCC Facebook page. When booking tickets, please book your group as one transaction. Seating will be arranged according to booked groups to ensure social distancing. The event will be live streamed.  For more information go to their Facebook event page.

Monday, October 5, 2020, 7 p.m. -- Meet the Candidates for District 7, Hosted by North Queens Business Centre and Innovation Hub at the North Queens Fire Hall, 9793 Hwy. #8 Caledonia. 

Come out and meet Gil Johnson and Carl Hawkes, candidates for District 7. Opportunities to hear from them as well as to ask your questions.  Questions can be submitted ahead of time by emailing them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Covid Protocols will be in place and the event will also be streamed on Facebook Live.  For more information, go to the Facebook event

August 3, 2020: The Preliminary List of Electors for Queens County has been prepared for the upcoming Municipal Election.  The list being used is from the 2017 Provincial Election including all of the revisions during and after that election. Click here to learn more about how to see if you are on the list to be able to vote in the upcoming Municipal Election, and how to be added to the list.

 

August 3, 2020: Candidates are beginning their Election campaigns; click here for  the guidelines for advertising and campaign signage , as provided by Region of Queens Municipality, Bell Aliant, Nova Scotia Power and Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

For information on key dates, qualifications to run for Council, and campaign contribution disclosure, click here .

For information on running as a candidate for Council, click here for the  Canadiate's Guide to Municipal Elections .

Starting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Nomination packages  will be available to those considering becoming a candidate in the upcoming election.   They may be picked up at Region of Queens Municipality Administration Office, 249 White Point Road, Liverpool, for the following offices:
MAYOR for the Region of Queens Municipality
ONE COUNCILLOR for each of Polling Districts 1 through 7

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On October 17, 2020, eligible voters in the Region of Queens Municipality will elect a new Council and Mayor. Voting in Region of Queens Municipality's 2020 Municipal election will be by paper ballot only. Options for casting your vote are to vote on Election Day (October 17, 2020 from 8 am - 7 pm) at the polling station in your district, vote in an Advance Poll on October 8 or October 13 (from 12 noon - 8 pm), or to cast a vote by Proxy (on Election Day - Oct. 17).  Have your voice heard and vote!

A special Election Edition of Municipal Matters Newsletter was distributed to all postal addresses in Queens County between October 1 and 6th.  It is available to download here as well:  Election Edition 2020, Municipal Matters .

Who can vote in the election?  

To be able to vote at this election, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Canadian citizen on October 8, 2020;
  • 18 years of age on October 8, 2020;
  • Resident of Nova Scotia before April 8, 2020; and
  • Resident of Queens County before October 8, 2020, and are entitled to be registered on the list of electors and to vote

If you meet the eligibility criteria above to vote, then you vote at the appropriate polling station noted in in the '2020 Poll Boundaries& Voting Locations' tab on the website. Regardless of where your name may be on a List of Electors, you vote in the community where you reside on Election Day.  

A person who is not on the final List of Electors may apply for a certificate of eligibility to vote up until 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2020. Once a certificate of eligibility is issued, a person’s name is deemed to appear on the final List of Electors.

This certificate of eligibility is useful in two ways. If a person wishes to vote by proxy and their name is not on the final List of Electors, then they can apply for a certificate of eligibility in order to be eligible to vote by proxy. The second advantage for a person not on the list to obtain a certificate of eligibility is the reduced time that it will take to vote. With a certificate of eligibility, there is no requirement to be sworn in at the poll when you vote.

If your name is not on the final List of Electors, you can still vote by going to the polling station in the district where you now live on one of the voting days, and sign a form that you are eligible to vote. 

More information on the election process may be obtained by emailing the Returning Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by cell phone: 902-350-2346. 

Questions may also be sent by e-mailing the Assistant Returning Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone: 902-354-3453. 

 

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