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HRM election 2020: Deadline approaching to vote by paper ballots

Incumbent mayor Mike Savage will fact two challengers in the Oct. 2020 municipal elections. Coun. Matt Whitman and 23-year-old Max Taylor.
Incumbent mayor Mike Savage will fact two challengers in the Oct. 2020 municipal elections. Coun. Matt Whitman and 23-year-old Max Taylor. Alexander Quon/Global News, Max Taylor/Facebook

Halifax Regional Municipality residents will have until 7 p.m. on Saturday to cast their votes for the 2020 municipal elections.

Residents will be able to vote by paper ballots only, according to HRM.

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As of Oct. 14, Halifax Election Office said that more than 103,000 voters participated in advance polling by phone and online.

HRM spokesperson Maggie-Jane Spray said the new voting options were created to attract a more diverse demographic and increase voter turnout during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The full list of candidates can be viewed here.

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If you are planning to vote in person, find your nearest polling location here.