In Québec, the "Directeur général des élections" designates both a person and an institution. To ensure the impartiality and political neutrality of this office, the Chief Electoral Officer is appointed by and reports directly to the National Assembly. As arbiter of our electoral system and guardian of our democracy, the institution is independent, neutral, impartial and non-partisan.
The mission of the Directeur général des élections du Québec is to oversee the holding of elections and referendums, to ensure compliance with political financing rules, to guarantee the full exercise of election rights, and to promote the democratic values of Québec society.
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