Québec, August 1, 2012 –– Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to remind electors and media representatives that numerous sources of information are available to follow the evolution of the election period that is beginning tomorrow, in preparation for the September 4 general election. It will be possible to learn more about the major stages of the election process, the rules governing the election or financing, the characteristics of electoral divisions and data on past elections by visiting the Website of the Chief Electoral Officer, the Information Centre or the press relations office. Notices distributed to every home as well as advertising in the various media outlets are also means allowing electors to obtain information.
For electors: the Information Centre
Would you like to check your entry on the list of electors? Would you like to know where to vote? In addition to checking the notice of entry or the reminder card, it is possible to obtain a wealth of information on a variety of topics by contacting the Information Centre of the Chief Electoral Officer. The Centre is open from9 a.m.to9 p.m.on weekdays and from9 a.m.to5 p.m.on weekends. These extended hours will take effect starting today and will continue throughout the election period. All requests for documents can also be addressed to the Information Centre.
To reach the information Centre:
By telephone: 418-528-0422 –QuébecCityregion
1 888 ELECTION (1 888 353-2846) – outside QuébecCity
1 800 537-0644 (for the hearing impaired)
For everyone: the Website of the Chief Electoral Officer
Electors and journalists will be able to obtain all of the information as the election period unfolds by consulting the Website of the Chief Electoral Officer.
On the Website (www.monvote.qc.ca), all relevant information is found in a special section devoted to the general election. The information is presented in complete, easy-to-consult sections. This information showcase will go on-line today and will be updated regularly throughout the election period. Journalists should note that a special subsection intended for the media is also available on-line. A mobile version of the Website can also be consulted from a smart phone or a tablet computer.
It will be possible to consult the election calendar and press releases, find out the name of returning officers and the address of their office, and obtain certain information on electoral divisions, such as the number of electors and the electoral map on the Website.
Other information will be added over the course of the election period. In addition to the list of candidates, electors can locate the revision office and polling station to which they are assigned, by simply entering the postal code and civic number of their domicile in the spaces provided. It will also be possible to check whether a name is correctly entered on the list of electors or to apply on-line for a job as an election officer in each of the electoral divisions.
Media representatives who would like to obtain information can contact the media services of the Chief Electoral Officer by calling the phone numbers of the media line: 418-644-3320 or 1-888-870-3320.
From today and during the election period, the media relations team will answer calls from the media seven days a week, from9:00 a.m.to9:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and from 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.on Saturdays and Sundays.
Elections Québec on social media
For the first time, Elections Québec will be in contact with the electors notably on a Facebook page or a Twitter account. Access is possible on the home page of the Website.