Become a Member of Council

Residents of Trenton, like all Nova Scotians, will choose their Municipal representatives on October 17, 2020. In addition to choosing a Mayor for the Town, voters will elect four (4) Councillors, each elected for a four-year term. Trenton voters elect the Mayor and Councillors, while the Deputy Mayor is selected and appointed through a Council motion annually. Councillors do not represent a specific district or ward, but rather each serves the Town as a whole.

Qualifications to Run for Council

In order to run for council (or mayor), you must:

  • Be 18 years of age at the time of nomination;
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Be ordinarily resident in the Town of Trenton for six months preceding October 17, 2020

Qualifications to Vote

In order to vote, persons must:

  • Be 18 years or older on October 27, 2020
  • Be a Canadian citizen on October 27,2020
  • Have been ordinarily resident in Nova Scotia since July 17, 2020

Additional Information for Prospective Candidates - In the Spring of 2016, Springtide teamed up with the Department of Municipal Affairs to deliver three full-day campaign schools. Many of the sessions were captured on video and posted online at

More information for voters about Canadian Democracy:

Resources from Nova Scotia Municipal Affairs: