Resources for Candidates

Thinking of running?

The Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities (NSFM) has put together this list of resources to help you make up your mind, get started, and run a campaign:

Things To Know Before You Run For Municipal Office

Councillor Roles and Responsibilities

Running a Successful Campaign in 2020

Media Relations for Municipal Candidates

The Department of Municipal Affairs has also updated its Guide for Candidates, which is also available in French.

In light of the restrictions posed by COVID-19, NSFM put on a Campaigning With Social Media webinar in July, 2020. You can find information about it on their Webinar page and the session video is available on NSFM’s Youtube page.

Read about the issues of running a campaign during COVID in the summer issue of NSFM’s magazine, Municipal Observer.


COVID-19 Information