Québec, May 31, 2004 –– Mr. Marcel Blanchet, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to inform qualified voters of the sectors where referendums will be held on June 20th that the revision of the referendum list will take place on June 3rd and 4th, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on June 5th, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
It is important to recall that in order to be able to vote, the person’s name must be correctly entered on the referendum list. Qualified voters will be able to check their registration by consulting the notice sent by the Chief Electoral Officer to each address included in the sectors where a referendum will be held.
To make an application for entry, correction or striking
Qualified voters will be able to make an application for entry, correction or striking by going to the nearest revision office, the address of which appears on the notice of entry. It is also possible to find out the addresses of the revision offices by consulting the website of the Chief Electoral Officer at the following address: www.electionsquebec.qc.ca or by contacting the Information Centre at 1 888 ELECTION (1 888 353-2846).
Every application concerning a domiciled person may be made by the person in question, or by his spouse, a relative or a person who lives with him. Applications for entry must include two identification documents, one of which must mention the name and the date of birth of the person concerned, and the other, his name and the address of his domicile.
Persons living in a health centre
Qualified voters admitted as of March 1, 2004 to a health centre recognized by the Act respecting health services and social services and who are unable to move about can register on the referendum list and ask to vote in their room. They simply need to complete the registration form appended to the pamphlet entitled "Are you unable to move about? Registration on the referendum list and application to vote at a mobile polling station", which is available in recognized health centres, and to send the application to the person in charge of the poll of the sector concerned no later than June 5th. This pamphlet is also available on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer or by calling the Information Centre.
On June 13th and 14th, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., members of the electoral staff will visit the persons who have requested to vote in their room.
Reminder of the conditions that must be met to be registered on the referendum list
It is important to recall that within the context of a municipal referendum, both natural persons and legal persons have the right to exercise their right to vote under certain conditions.
A natural person has the right to be entered on the referendum list of his sector if, on March 1, 2004:
Persons who will have turned 18 between May 2nd and June 20th will be able to avail themselves of the revision to register on the referendum list. A notice will be sent to them shortly.
As for owners of immovables or occupants of places of business who are natural persons not domiciled in a sector concerned, they must have been owners or occupants for at least twelve months. In the case of co-owners and co-occupants, they will have to designate by power of attorney a person from among them to be registered on the referendum list. In all cases, the persons entered in either one of these capacities cannot be registered on the list in another capacity or be registered more than once.
A legal person (companies, union, etc.) has the right to be registered on the referendum list of its sector if, on March 1:
Legal persons will have to designate by resolution one of their members, directors or employees, whose name will be entered on the referendum list. The designated person must, like the domiciled natural person, be of full age, be a Canadian citizen, not be under curatorship and not have been disqualified from voting by reason of a corrupt electoral practice. The date of reference for meeting these conditions is March 1st.