Halifax Election 2016: What you need to know before heading to the polls

Vancouver voters head to the polls November 15 to choose who deserves the city's top job. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

Residents of Halifax are preparing to head to the polls on Oct. 15 for the 2016 municipal election — here’s what you need to know about voting day:

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Global News will have up-to-the minute coverage on our website and in a live blog beginning at 6 p.m. featuring updates from reporters in key districts.

Halifax districts

Wondering which district you’re voting in? Check our interactive map to see where your neighbourhood falls within the district boundaries.

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How does it work?

Halifax, formerly the Halifax Regional Municipality, is divided into 16 districts, each of which is represented by a councillor.

Voters will also be electing the next mayor of Halifax from the two candidates, long-time mayor Mike Savage and businesswoman Lil MacPherson.

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Voting Day

Polls are open across Halifax on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

What if I can make it on voting day?

Can’t make it on election day? Don’t sweat it, there are options for you to vote ahead of time.

  •  E-voting: E-mail your vote in between October 4-13
  • Advanced polls: In-person advanced polls are available on October 8 and October 11

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