Elections New Brunswick

If you prefer, you can vote with the assistance of a friend. Your friend can read the ballot to you and can even mark the ballot based on your selection of candidate. A friend can be someone you know or one of our election officials. However, friends that are not election officials can only assist one person to vote in an election.

This method is not confidential because the friend will know who you voted for. However, election officials are sworn to secrecy when they are hired and friends that are not election officials must first take an oral oath before assisting you. Although this method is not confidential, it is the easiest way for many individuals to vote and guarantees that every elector can exercise their right to vote.

Using a friend to vote is available at all polling stations and all Returning Offices.