We care about your health and safety.
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:
- Electors will be asked to apply hand sanitizer as they enter the building.
- Frequent cleaning of high contact areas will be conducted at all voting locations.
- Election workers will be required to wear masks or a face shield 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 so that they can be worn when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- The number of electors allowed in a voting location at any one time will be limited.
What You Need to Know
When can I vote?
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 advance voting and on Election Day.
Electors may also choose to vote at any returning office once the election officially starts.
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.
Electors will receive a voter information card telling them the dates and polling locations of when and where they can vote.
Who can vote?
To be eligible to vote in an election, you must be:
At least 18 years of age on Election Day;
A Canadian citizen;
ordinarily resident in the Province for a period of at least 40 days immediately before the election; and
living in the electoral district where you intend to vote on Election Day; or
in the municipality, school district, or health region on Election Day
Do I need to show ID?
No. When you go to vote, a poll worker will simply ask you to state your name and address.
If your name cannot be found on the voters list or you are registering to vote for the ﬁrst time, you will be required to show identiﬁcation that in combination provides your name, address and signature. (A New Brunswick driver’s licence is an ideal piece of identiﬁcation as it contains all three.)
Vote by Mail
Once returning offices are opened for the election, electors may contact them for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Elections NB will follow Public Health guidelines in place at the time of voting. Current rules state that masks must be worn in public when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Electors are encouraged 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/face shields. 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 election has started, 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 postage-paid return envelope, 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.