First time voters in Nova Scotia encouraged to register

Elections Nova Scotia is urging new voters to add their names to the Register of Electors as a provincial vote looms.

More than 11,000 letters were mailed out this week to young adults who have turned 18 years of age or older in the past few years and have not yet voted in a Nova Scotia provincial election.

Chief Electoral Officer Richard Temporale says this is an attempt to reach out to the 18 to 24 age group, which has had the lowest voter participation rate in elections.

Overall, the Register currently has about 750,000 Nova Scotians on it.

To be eligible to vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, 18 years or over on election day, and have lived in Nova Scotia at least six months by the date the election is called.