2020 Election

The 2020 Municipal and CSAP Elections took place on October 17, 2020.


PLEASE NOTE polling locations are subject to change. Due to COVID-19, polling locations will be reduced. Watch for your Voter Letter in the mail with correct polling information.



2020 Voting Results unofficial 2


Click here to download the Notice of Poll 

Election Day for Municipal and CSAP Elections is SATURDAY OCTOBER 17th, 2020 from 8am to 7pm at these polling stations:

(Paper ballots will only be available on Election Day)  
*** See other page for CSAP candidates
and details on alternative / electronic voting

 No.  Polling LOCATIONS
**Districts 2,4,5,7 et 8 - Election for members of
the CSAP only (if you qualify)
 1  1A  Municipal Building
 1185 Hwy 1 LITTLE BROOK

 (lower level)
 Blerina BERBERI
 2**  2A  Municipal Building
 1185 Hwy 1 LITTLE BROOK

 (lower level)
 Danny HILL
 3  3A  Municipal Building
 1185 Hwy 1 LITTLE BROOK

 (lower level)
 Félix (à Innocent) COMEAU
 Philippe GAUDET
 Philip MEUSE
 4**  4A  Municipal Building
 1185 Hwy 1 LITTLE BROOK

 (lower level)
 5**  5A  Meteghan Fire Hall
 31 Connector Rd. METEGHAN
 6  6A  Meteghan Fire Hall
 31 Connector Rd. METEGHAN
 Shawna COMEAU
6M-MOBILE  MOBILE Polling Station
 Au Logis d’Meteghan et Villa acadienne
7** 7A  Meteghan Fire Hall 
 31 Connector Rd. METEGHAN
8** 8A  Meteghan Fire Hall 
 31 Connector Rd. METEGHAN

* A map of the boundaries of electoral districts of the Municipality of Clare is available at the Municipal Office at 1185 Highway 1, Little Brook during regular business hours or by calling 902-769 -2031. The map is also available on the web site clarenovascotia.com/en/2020-election



Three (3) members shall be elected to the ‘Conseil scolaire acadien provincial’(CSAP) in the electoral district of Clare (which includes the municipalities of Clare and Digby and the Town of Digby). Here are the four (4) candidates:

Michel (à Earl) COMEAU
Rachelle LEBLANC

Advance polling

Voters can vote using the Internet or the phone using their PIN anytime from 8:30am Friday, October 9th until 7:00pm Saturday, October 17th, 2020. (You will receive a letter in October indicating your PIN with voting instructions). If you need assistance with electronic voting, you can call (902) 769-2031 or visit the Municipal Office at 1185 Highway 1, Little Brook between 8:30am and 4:30 pm from October 9th to October 16th (during the week) and from 8:00am to 7:00pm on Election Day (October 17th, 2020).

Dated at Little Brook, Nova Scotia this 10th day of September, 2020
Pam Doucet
Returning Officer
(902) 769-2031



 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 Clare for six months preceding Nomination Day, and continue to so reside

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


Are you interested in becoming a candidate in the upcoming 2020 Municipal and School Board Elections? This downloadable/printable Candidate’s Guide Candidate’s Guide to Municipal and School Board Elections will assist those who are contemplating offering for municipal councillor or candidates for the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP). 2020 Candidate’s Guide to Municipal and CSAP School Board Elections

For any questions or to obtain information on becoming a candidate, please contact the Returning Officer Pam Doucet at (902) 769-2031 or at .

Dalhousie University will be offering online sessions to those interested in learning more about local politics, running for election, and/or getting involved in community decision making.
Sessions being offered are:

  • Citizen engagement: What is it and why should I care?
  • Local government: What is it and why get involved?
  • What’s it like to be an elected official?
  • Organizing an Effective Election Campaign

For more information, visit https://yourdecision.ca/

Filing your nomination papers

Prospective candidates are asked to file their nomination papers with Returning Officer Pam Doucet by appointment on August 27, 28, 31 or September 1, 2, 3, 4 and on Nomination Day, September 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Key dates

March 7, 2020 Residency required to qualify as candidate in Municipality or School Region
Septemer 8, 2020
(nomination can be filed by appointment with the returning officer in the seven business days prior to nomination day)
Nomination Day
September 9, 2020 Last day for candidate to withdraw
October 9-16, 2020 Advance Polling days
October 17, 2020 Election Day


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 six months immediately before the first advance polling day;
  • You are ordinarily resident in the Municipality of Clare 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.

Disqualified persons

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

Who can vote in CSAP elections?

You qualify to vote for the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (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 program
  • 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.

Voting options

The Elections team is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to cast their vote independently. As with previous elections, a combination of Internet and telephone voting (e-voting) and paper ballots will be made available to voters for this year’s election. E-voting will be available during the advanced polls and on election day. Paper ballots will be available election day only.

Election Workers Needed

The Municipality of the District of Clare is looking for cleaning/disinfecting of voting locations personnel, Deputy Returning Officers, Poll Clerks as well as Voter Help assistants for the 2020 Municipal and School Board Election.

The Municipality will be using electronic voting. Paper ballots will be available on Election Day only.

All applicants for DROs, poll clerks and assistants must have a good working knowledge of computers.

Previous experience working on Municipal Elections will be considered an asset.

Training will be provided on the electronic voting system. Please call or email by September 16th to express your interest:


Pam Doucet
Returning Officer
Municipality of Clare


Pam Doucet
Returning Officer
Telephone : 902-769-2031, ext. 237

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1185 Highway 1

Little Brook, Nova Scotia
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Phone: 902-769-2031
Fax: 902-769-3773

Office hours:

Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

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