Elections New Brunswick

Elections New Brunswick is taking steps to make voting safer for you!

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Elections New Brunswick is following public health guidelines to make visiting polling stations and returning offices safer for electors, as well as for our workers:

  

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  • Electors will be asked to apply hand sanitizer as they enter and exit the building.
  • Frequent cleaning of high contact areas will be conducted at all voting locations.
  • Election workers will be required to wear masks during their interactions with each elector.
  • Whenever possible, 2 m – or 6 ft- physical distancing will be practised during an elector’s visit.
  • Electors should bring a non-medical mask with them to the polling station.
  • The number of electors allowed in a voting location at any one time will be limited.
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  • Electors are encouraged to consider voting during the two days of advance voting to reduce line ups on Election Day.
  • Electors will receive a voter information card telling them the dates and polling locations of when and where they can vote.

Polls are open between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for advance voting and on Election Day.

  • Electors may also choose to vote at any returning office starting Monday April 19, 2021 once printed ballots are available.

Returning offices are open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Electors who are not comfortable visiting a voting location can apply to have a ballot mailed to them.

Electors may apply for their mail in ballot by using our online ballot application portal; or

Electors may download an application for special ballot from our website. They must complete their application and send it with their signature to their local returning office before a ballot will be sent.

Elections New Brunswick will provide a pre-paid courier bag, but the elector is responsible for making sure the ballot gets back to the returning office before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Ballots that arrive after this time cannot be counted.


Frequently Asked Questions

Elections NB will follow Public Health guidelines in place at the time of voting.  Current rules state that masks are mandatory in indoor public places. Electors are asked to bring a non-medical mask with them when they come to vote.

Elections New Brunswick will follow Pubic Health guidelines in place at the time of voting, so physical distancing will be enforced at all voting places. Lines indicating 2m - or 6 ft- spacing will be clearly visible at each station in the building, and arrows will be used to help direct the flow of traffic in the building.

Hand sanitizer will be available as you enter and exit all voting places.  In addition, at all voting places, frequent cleaning will be conducted of high contact areas and equipment, such as the markers used to mark the ballots.

All election workers will be provided with masks.  Workers will be required to wear this protective equipment when interacting with electors.

Electors are encouraged to consider voting during the two days of advance voting to reduce line ups on Election Day.  Polls are open between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for both advance voting and on Election Day.

Yes. Once the printed ballots are available starting Monday April 19, 2021 electors are able to visit any returning office to vote.

Returning offices are open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  

Physical distancing rules will be enforced.  Voting at a returning office is a slower process than voting at a polling station, so electors should expect longer wait times if they choose to use this option.

Electors who are not comfortable visiting any voting location can apply to have a ballot mailed to them.  Electors must complete an application and send it with their signature to their returning office before a ballot and voting package can be sent.

Elections New Brunswick will provide a prepaid courier bag to return their ballot, but the elector is responsible for making sure their ballot arrives at the returning office before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Arrangements are being made to coordinate a vote-by-mail process to residents in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, and to electors (and their caregivers) who are unable to leave their homes because of illness or incapacity.