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Qualified voter at an election

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Qualified elector at a general election or a by-election

To be a qualified elector, you must:

  • be 18 years old of age on polling day,

AND

  • September 1 in the year of a general election, or at the time of a by-election, at the date on which the writ of election is published:
    • be a Canadian citizen;
    • not be under curatorship;
    • not have been found guilty of an offence that is a corrupt electoral practice;

And at that same date (September 1st or date of publication of the notice of election), you must meet one of the following two conditions:

    • be domiciled in the municipality and have been domiciled in Québec for at least six months;
    • have been, for at least 12 months, the owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment situated on the territory of the municipality.

An elector who is not domiciled in the municipality, but who is the owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment situated on the territory of the municipality must transmit a signed writing to the municipality asking to have his name added to the list of electors.

Persons who are co-owners of an immovable or co-occupants of a business establishment must designate from among themselves, by means of a power of attorney sent to the municipality, only one person who can be entered on the list of electors.