ELECTIONS

ELECTION 2020

Voting CLOSED as of Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Town of Lunenburg elected a Mayor and six Councillors-at-large.

Unofficial Election Results

Mayoral Vote Count

  • John McGee
  • Matt Risser 955

Councillor Vote Count

  • Ronnie Bachman
  • John Barr
  • Jenni Birtles 672
  • Kevin Corkum
  • Melissa Duggan 686
  • Stephen Ernst 759
  • Ed Halverson 555
  • Theo Heffler
  • Peter Mosher 726
  • Susan Sanford 838

The Mayor-elect is Matt Risser. The six Councillors-elect (in alphabetical order) are: Jenni Birtles, Melissa Duggan, Stephen Ernst, Ed Halverson, Peter Mosher, and Susan Sanford. 

Thank you to the unsuccessful candidates for offering your service. The civic spirit on display in this election was deeply appreciated.

Election Statistics

The 2020 Election was the first electronic election for the Town of Lunenburg.

INFORMATION FOR VOTERS

Eligibility to Vote

Individuals are qualified to vote in these elections if they are:

  • 18 years of age or older on the 1st Advance Polling Day;
  • a Canadian citizen by the 1st Advance Polling Day;
  • ordinarily resident in the Province of Nova Scotia for a period of six months immediately before the 1st Advance Polling Day; and
  • they are ordinarily resident in the Town of Lunenburg and have been so since immediately before the 1st Advance Polling Day. The First Advance Polling Day has been determined by Council to be Thursday, October 8, 2020. 

INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

Resources

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ACT

Elections are under the jurisdiction of the Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing. For more information, visit their website here.

Read the provincial legislation here.