Municipal Electoral Boundary Review

Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of democracy in Nova Scotia. Municipalities play a vital role in the electoral process by recommending the size of municipal council and the polling districts from which municipal councillors are elected. Municipalities also choose whether municipal leadership is an elected Mayor or an appointed Warden.

Following the dissolution of the Town of Parrsboro the Municipality of Cumberland has been asked by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) to conduct another electoral boundary review to address variances in the number of voters in polling district and to consider the appropriate size of Council. Council is also considering the leadership structure and whether they wish to continue with a Warden or possibly switch to a Mayor elected at large.

Please join us at one of our public feedback sessions to give your input and ideas!

  • Advocate Harbour - Advocate Harbour Fire Hall - June 19, 3-4 & 5-6pm

  • Wentworth - Wentworth Community Hall - June 26, 3-4 & 5-6pm

  • Upper Nappan - July 10, 3-4 & 5-6pm

  • Springhill - July 24, 3-4 & 5-6pm

  • Pugwash - July 31, 3-4 & 5-6pm

  • River Hebert - August 7, 3-4 & 5-6pm

  • Parrsboro - August 14, 3-4 & 5-6pm

The following CBC article provides some good background and context on rural municipal governance:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/tiny-towns-municipality-council-costs-analysis-1.4446875