Québec City, October 3, 2007 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, invites electors who would like to exercise their voting rights during the school elections of November 4, 2007, to ensure that their name is correctly entered on the list of electors of their school board.
To this end, the returning officer of the school board will send out a public notice latest October 6, 2007, indicating the location, days and times that the list can be consulted and where it will be possible to present an application for entry, correction or striking off.
Furthermore, latest October 6, 2007, every school board shall mail a notice to every address on its territory where one or more electors are entered. This notice reproduces the entries that appear on the list of electors so that its accuracy can be ascertained.
For its part, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer has mailed about 520,000 notices to addresses where no elector is entered on the permanent list of electors. Persons domiciled at these addresses are invited to contact the returning officer to find out if they are entitled to be entered on the list of school electors.
It is possible to request a change to the list of electors until October 16, 2007, at 10:00 p.m.
An application for entry, correction or striking off can be filed by the person personally, by his spouse, by a relative or by a person who cohabits with him. In the case of an application for entry, two supporting documents are required: one mentioning the name and date of birth of the person concerned and the other, the name and address of his current domicile. An application for striking off can also be filed by an elector who is entered on the list of electors of the same electoral division.
It is worth noting that until October 16, inclusively, an elector who would like to exercise his voting right in the English language school board and who is entitled to do so, must notify his returning officer. Any application may also be presented to the board of revisors or to a person who is designated to receive it.
To be a qualified elector in a school board, a person must satisfy the following conditions on polling day:
The list of school electors is established by the returning officer of the school board from the list of domiciled electors provided by the Chief Electoral Officer.