This year, 2020, marks the first year that the Town of Oxford hosted a fully electronic Municipal and Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial (CSAP) election.
Voting commenced in Oxford on Monday, October 5 at noon and concluded on Saturday, October 17 at 7pm.
60.7% of the eligible electors for Oxford voted. 443 voted by internet and 122 voted by telephone. A total count of 565 votes.
The results of the Municipal Election held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 for the Town of Oxford are as follows:
Office of Mayor
ELECTED Gregory Henley (358 votes)
Arnold “Pockets” MacDonald (205 votes)
There were 2 spoiled votes.
Councillors – 6 positions (four Councillor positions are acclaimed; a special election is required to fill the other two Councillor positions)
Please take notice that once the new council is sworn in, they will consider the date for the special election.
Dated at Oxford, NS this 17th day of October, 2020.
Town of Oxford
Wild Blueberry Capital of Canada
1. Visiting the Oxford Town Hall between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:30 pm from August 10 to August 25, 2020 at Oxford Town Hall, 105 Lower Main Street, Oxford, NS.
2. Contacting the returning office between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm from August 10 to August 25, 2020 at
902-447-2624 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be asked for your name, civic address, and your date of birth.
Linda Cloney, Returning Officer
To be a candidate in the municipal election, you must be:
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.
Read the pdf Candidate’s Guide to Municipal and CSAP Elections (English) (356 KB) pdf (French) (296 KB) for more information.
Interested in running to be a Municipal Mayor or Councillor in October's election? If you are not sure of what a Councillor does or if you should run or not, pdf click here (130 KB) for more detailed information. pdf Click here (9.81 MB) to for a copy of the Town of Oxford's Nomination Package.
Contact the elections office for more information. email@example.com or call 902-447-2624.
|March 17, 2020||Residency required to qualify as candidate in election|
|September 8, 2020||Nomination Day (Nominations can be filed by appointment with the Returning Officer in the seven business days preceding nomination day beginning Thursday, August 27, 2020)|
|September 9, 2020||Last day for candidate to withdraw|
|October 5, 2020||Online Advance Polling Opens at 12 noon|
|October 17, 2020||Election Day|
|October 20, 2020||Official Addition|
|October 24, 2020||Last day to file affidavit (re: removal of posters and return of voters list for return of full part of deposit) - FORM 12|
|October 27, 2020||Last day to apply for a recount|
|December 16, 2020||Last day to file campaign contribution disclosure form - FORMS 40 & 41|
This will be the first year where alternative voting will be entirely used for the Municipal election.
Voting insturctions will be included in the Voter Instruction letter mailed to each eligible elector on the official Elector List. Included in this information are instructions on how to access the voting system.
Voters can cast their ballot using the telephone or cell phone by calling a toll-free number that is listed on their Voter Instruction Letter.
ALSO Voters using personal computers may use the Internet to visit a website that will allow them entry into the voting system where they can cast their vote.
pdf Click here (1.80 MB) to review the common voter Questions and Answers for eVoting (provided to us by intelivote systems inc.)
Linda Cloney, Returning Officer
Town of Oxford ~ Wild Blueberry Capital of Canada
105 Lower Main Street, PO Box 338, Oxford, NS, B0M 1P0