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: