According to Elections Nova Scotia, little more than half of Nova Scotians cast a ballot last night.
Spokesperson Andy Leblanc says it shows that fewer and fewer people are heading to the polls.
"2013 was 58.2% so 53.55% is lower. Going all the way back to 1960 they used to have an 82% turnout."
Leblanc says Elections Nova Scotia is always working to make the voting process easier in hopes of drawing more people to participate.
He says the addition of advanced voting was a huge success with more people than ever voting before election day.
"In the past month we've seen a rise in the number of people that were attending early voting opportunities, that just didn't carry through to election day."
He says he's not sure what's changed but they'll continue to work on attracting more voters to the polls.