Information for Voters
There is a Provincial by-election occuring on January 29, 2024. Visit the Provicial election website for details: https://www.elections.gov.nl.ca/elections/
The next municipal election in the town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is Tuesday, September 25, 2025.
Notice of Candidates 2021
The following persons have been nominated for election to council:
-Johnny Hanlon of 10 Bayview Heights
-Carol McDonald of 8 West Point Road
-Dave Bartlett of 127 Dogberry Hill Road
-Paul Duffett of 219 Old Broad Cove Road
-Darryl J. Harding of 15 Chesley Van Heights
-Cyril Hayden of 811 St. Thomas Line
-Jeff Laham of 82 Bauline Line Extension
-Tina Neary of 108 Beachy Cove Road
-Madonna Stewart Sharpe of 961 Thorburn Road
-Moses Tucker of 313 Bennetts Road
-Gavin Will of 198 Nearys Pond Road
A Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age or older is qualified to vote at an election where he or she has been ordinarily resident for the 30 days immediately before election day in PCSP.
Note: The following rules shall determine the residency of a person:
(a) a person shall be a resident of the place where he or she lives and sleeps and to which, when absent, he or she intends to return;
(b) residency is not lost by a person who leaves that residence for temporary purposes only; and
(c) the place where a person’s family resides shall be his or her residence unless that person commences and continues to live at some other place with the intention of remaining there, in which case, the person shall be considered to be resident in the place in which he or she intends to reside.
(d) A person shall have only one place of residency.
Voters List and Registration
Search Voter List: Look-up & Registration Portal to determine if you are on the Voters List
If you experience any problems using the registration portal, residents can contact the Returning Officer, Claudine Murray at 895-5652, to confirm they are on the voters list or register. Where the name of a qualified voter does not appear on the list of voters, the Returning Officer shall, upon satisfactory proof being provided to her, correct that error by inserting the name by contacting the Returning Officer, Claudine Murray at 895-5652, [email protected] or at the Town Hall.
On election day, a resident whose name does not appear upon the voters list and is qualified to vote may vote upon taking an oath or affirmation in the required form.
If you register for the PCSP Voters List, please fill out the Voluntary Authorization to Release Info to Update Provincial & Federal Voter Lists form (#MEF-13.1). This is the only way to permanently remain on the Voters List. You can submit the form by email to [email protected], bring it with you on Election Day, or ask to fill out a form at your polling station. If not, you’ll have to register again for the PCSP Voters List in 2025.
Polling stations will be located throughout Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s on September 28th, 2021. The Advanced Poll will take place on September 16th at the Town Hall.
Vote by Mail
While Election 2021 will look very similar to previous years, it will provide a new choice on how you may vote – Vote by Mail. Residents can now request to have a Vote By Mail kit be sent directly to their home. This new option will help provide residents with mobility challenges or scheduling obstacles a greater opportunity to vote with ease, as well as support the Town’s efforts to mitigate any potential issues regarding COVID-19. Your health and safety is our top priority.