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Advantages and evaluation

Advantages of a permanent list of electors

The establishment of a permanent list of electors has numerous advantages.

Among the most significant are:

  • a reduction in the cost of preparing lists of electors;
  • its use by the three levels of government: provincial, municipal and school board;
  • a reduction in the provincial election period to 33 days;
  • a better control of the preparation and updating of lists of electors;
  • an improvement in the quality of the lists of electors.

Evaluation of the quality of the list of electors

We use two parameters to measure the quality of the permanent list of electors:

  • "Coverage" is used to measure the percentage of electors registered on the permanent list of electors compared to Québec's entire population of qualified electors; and
  • "Up-to-datedness" estimates the percentage of electors registered on the permanent list of electors at the correct address in relation to all registered electors.

On March 31, 2012 On March 31, 2013 On March 31, 2014 On March 31, 2015
Number of electors registered on the permanent list of electors 5,868,805 5,933,064 5,978,996 6,061,937
Coverage rate1 94.31% 94.31% 94.21% 94.81%
Up-to-datedness rate 96.74% 97.06% 97.00% 97.00%

1The methodological approach used to calculate the coverage rate was modified in 2014 in order to achieve greater precision. It was applied to the years 2012 and 2013 of this table, which explains the difference between the above rates and the coverage rates published in the annual management reports for those years.