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Proposed changes to Nova Scotia’s Elections Act could see internet voting, family care reimbursements

Proposed changes to Nova Scotia’s Elections Act could see internet voting, family care reimbursements
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Justice Minister Mark Furey says the changes would reduce barriers to running in elections, especially for women, and make voting easier for members of the military who are serving elsewhere in Canada or overseas.

Under the changes, candidates would be reimbursed for extra expenses such as child and spousal care, elder care or care for a person with a disability.

Chief electoral officer Richard Temporale says his office will come out with draft guidelines concerning the expenses within the next couple of months.

Temporale says the internet provision would only be extended to military members, and only after a period of testing to find a secure system.
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