Information for candidates

Every four years, the municipality holds an election for Regional Council (Mayor and Councillors) and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) Members. The 2024 Municipal and CSAP Election will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2024.

Be the driving force behind the positive changes you envision in your community 

Municipalities play a critical role in our day-to-day lives. With the Halifax Regional Municipality being home to over 480,000 residents spanning over 5,400 square kilometres, the role of municipal government has a direct impact on the lives of those who live, work and invest in the municipality. From recreation to transportation, to development and waste collection — and beyond.

Running for public office at the municipal level provides a platform to amplify the voices of those within your community and advocate for issues that matter the most to you and your neighbours

Becoming a candidate

From the nomination process to the various forms you'll need to complete — there's plenty to learn about becoming a candidate.

Learn more about becoming a candidate

Candidate resources

Explore what your next steps are as a prospective candidate and learn more about the process to become an official candidate. 

Explore candidate resources

Candidate list

Explore the list of candidates who have registered to run in the 2024 Election.

Explore the 2024 candidate list

Hear from outgoing Council members

Do you have questions about running for Council? Hear from some of the municipality's outgoing Councillors and Mayor.

Watch the interviews