N.S. moves to establish fixed date for general elections

Elections Canada ballot box

Nova Scotia could soon have fixed dates for provincial general elections.

A release states amendments to the Elections Act would set July 25th, 2025, as the next general election date and would see future elections held on the third Wednesday in July every four years.

The chief electoral officer will also be granted authority to choose an alternative date if needed, should the set date coincide with a holiday or the election at another level of government.

Government says the amendments do not affect the Lieutenant Governor's constitutional authority to dissolve the legislature at any time on the advice of the premier, or if the government loses a non-confidence vote.

Every other province and territory in Canada, and the federal government, have fixed election dates.