Some voting locations have changed, some will be open slightly longer

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A man enters a polling station in the Halifax Needham riding on Aug. 17. Most polls will close at 8 p.m. but there are exceptions.  (Rose Murphy/CBC - image credit)
A man enters a polling station in the Halifax Needham riding on Aug. 17. Most polls will close at 8 p.m. but there are exceptions. (Rose Murphy/CBC - image credit)

Elections Nova Scotia is advising that voting in the provincial election will be extended by 30 minutes at six locations following delays opening this morning. Also, a handful of voting locations have changed.

The following polls in these electoral districts will remain open until 8:30 p.m., according to a release from the agency:

  • Antigonish – Club 60 Antigonish, 121 Frank McGibbon Lane in Antigonish.

  • Bedford South – Northwood Place, 185 Gary Martin Dr. in Bedford.

  • Clayton Park West – Parkland Estates Retirement Residence, 118 Fairfax Dr. in Halifax.

  • Cumberland South – Nappan United Church, 4278 Highway 302, Nappan.

  • Halifax Citadel Sable Island – Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave., Halifax.

  • Halifax Atlantic – City Church, 276 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax.

Unsure of where to cast your ballot? Look up your address on the Elections Nova Scotia website to find your designated polling station.

However, there have been some last-minute changes in some areas, and some people may also not be voting at the address that was previously assigned to them.

Election Nova Scotia says poll workers will be ensuring that residents who were assigned to vote at locations other than the buildings where they reside in Halifax Needham and Dartmouth North are able to vote at the station set up in their residence. People who live at the following addresses may be affected:

  • 7 Horizon Crt., Dartmouth.

  • Gordon B. Isnor Manor, 5565 Cornwallis St., Halifax.

  • Acadia Square Lodge North, 3450 Devonshire Ave., Halifax.

  • Acadia Square Lodge South, 3340 Kenny St., Halifax.

In Chester-St. Margaret's, an environmental issue came up at the Black Point Community Hall. Elections Nova Scotia is advising that voters in three polling divisions (023, 024 and 025) will now be able to vote at the St. Andrews and St. Marks United Church, located at 7628 St. Margarets Bay Road in Ingramport, N.S.

If you're still wondering where to vote:

  • Check your voter information card if you received one in the mail.

  • Call Elections Nova Scotia at 800-565-1504 to get help.

  • Call your local returning office to find out where to vote.

COVID-19 protocols will be in effect at all polling places and voters are asked to follow instructions and directional signs.

Rose Murphy/CBC
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