Information for Candidates

The next regular election will be held October 19, 2024. Here you will find information on requirements, official forms and more. The Candidate’s Guide for the Regular Election is now available and can be requested through the Returning Officer.

The Requirements

To be a candidate in either a municipal or school board election, you must be: 

  • 18 years of age at the time of nomination;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • ordinarily resident in the Municipality of Barrington for six months preceding nomination day, and continue to so reside.

You don’t need to live in the polling district that you’re running in, as long as you meet the residency requirement of six months in the municipality.

Candidates Guide & Resources

The Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities has a website with information for candidates interested in running in a municipal election. Check it out at