Key Dates
 
The following dates are significant for the 2012 provincial general election and Senate nominee election:

Date Significance
Monday, March 26 Issuance of the Writs of Election for the provincial general election and Senate nominee election.
Saturday, March 31 First day for electors to be added to the List of Electors in the Returning Officers' offices
Monday, April 9 Last opportunity for provincial general election and Senate nominee election Candidates to file Nomination Papers in the Returning Officers' offices (by 2:00 PM)
Saturday, April 14 Last opportunity for electors to be added to the List of Electors in the Returning Officers' office
Thursday, April 19 First day to vote in the Advance Polls
(9:00 AM to 8:00 PM)
Friday, April 20 Second day to vote in the Advance Polls
(9:00 AM to 8:00 PM)
Saturday, April 21 Final day to vote in the Advance Polls
(9:00 AM to 8:00 PM)
Monday, April 23
POLLING DAY
Polls open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM;
unofficial results web-posted
Thursday, May 3 Announcement of Official Results
Election Calendar Day : 18 Nomination Day Offset: 4 Hour: 11YES