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March 9, 2014
Press release no. 9 – April 7, 2014 general election - The voter information card: an important source of information for electors
Québec, March 9, 2014 –– In preparation for the upcoming April 7 general election, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to remind electors that the voter information card, which will be distributed to their domicile this week, is an important source of information. Not only does this notice allow electors to check whether their name is correctly entered on the list of electors, it also provides them with information concerning the place where they can register, make corrections, or have a person struck from the list. Over the next few days, around 3,900,000 notices will be distributed to as many addresses, all across Québec.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 8, 2014
Press Release no. 8 – April 7, 2014 general election - Québec's Chief Electoral Officer makes public the preliminary expense limits and recalls the rules concerning private intervenors
Québec, March 7, 2014 –– In preparation for the upcoming April 7 general election, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to make known the preliminary authorized election expense limits for political parties and candidates.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 7, 2014
Press Release no. 7 – April 7, 2014 general election - At the time the general election was called, 5 984 613 electors were entered on the lists of electors
Québec, March 7, 2014 –– Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to inform the public that 5 984613 electors are currently registered on the lists of electors, as compared to 5 893 614 when the order was issued for the September 4, 2012 general election (this last total did not include the number of voters registered to vote outside Québec).
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 5, 2014
Press Release no. 5 – April 7, 2014 general election - Posters and billboards during the electoral period
Québec, March 5, 2012 – Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to recall the rules governing posters and billboards during an election period.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 5, 2014
Press Release no. 2 – April 7, 2014 general election - Numerous sources of information to keep you fully informed about the general election
Québec, March 5, 2014 –– 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 April 7 general election.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 5, 2014
Press release No. 3 – General election of April 7, 2014 - “Novelties” for the 2014 election: more services for students and more generous public financing
Quebec City, March 5, 2014 –There is a new feature if we compare the current election to September 2012: students will be able to vote at their educational institution. Furthermore, for the first time, authorized political parties and independent candidates will receive supplementary public financing given that this is an election year.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 5, 2014
Press Release no. 4 – April 7, 2014 general election - Elections expenses and political contributions: there are rules that must be followed
Québec, March 5, 2014 – Within the context of the upcoming April 7 general election, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to remind electors and candidates about the main rules found in the Election Act regarding political contributions and the control of election expenses. As for the rules concerning election expenses, they apply starting tomorrow, March 6, until the close of polling stations on April 7.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 5, 2014
Press release No. 6 – General election of April 7, 2014 - Voting by mail for electors who are temporarily absent from Québec
Quebec City, March 5, 2014 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to inform electors from Québec that they may register as of now to vote by mail if they expect to be outside the province on election day (April 7, 2014) and during advance polling (March 30 and 31, 2014), and if they are unable to vote at the office of the returning officer on any of the following five days: March 28 and 29 and April 1,2,3, 2014.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 5, 2014
Press Release no. 1 - A general election will be held in Québec on April 7, 2014
Québec, March 5, 2012 – Pursuant to an order of the Government of Québec issued today, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer, must hold a general election in Québec on April 7 of this year.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


January 15, 2014
Running in the Upcoming School Elections - Anyone who Wishes to Run can be Authorized Immediately
Québec City, January 15, 2014 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, would like to inform those who would like to run in the November 2 school elections that they can be authorized immediately by the returning officer of their school board. This authorization enables them especially to receive contributions or incur loans to finance their political activities. During the 2007 school general elections, candidates received a total of $747,000 in contributions incurred loans for a total of $336,000 and filed returns showing total election expenses of more than $1,045 million.
Categories : School Board, School board financing, DGE


December 6, 2013
Press release No. 9 – By-elections of December 9, in Outremont and Viau - 214 polling stations will be open on polling day
Quebec City, December 6, 2012 –– Concerning the by-elections in the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau, to be held on Monday, December 9, 2013, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, is reporting that a total of 214 polling stations, spread over 33 polling places, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. 105 polling stations will be open in Outremont, while 109 will receive the electors in Viau.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


December 6, 2013
At the Château Frontenac from December 8 to 11 - Québec is hosting an international conference of specialists in government ethics
Quebec City, December 6, 2013 – Beginning this Sunday, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, the Lobbyists Commissioner , the Ethics Commissioner, and the Commission d'accès à l'information will host the 35th Annual Conference of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL). The event will bring together around 300 participants from Canada, the United States and Australia.
Categories : Divers, DGE


November 28, 2013
Municipal elections of November 3, 2013 - 160 political parties and 2,345 authorized independent candidates must file a return of election expenses
Quebec City, November 28, 2013 - Following the November 3, 2013 municipal elections, official agents of the 160 political parties having run at least one candidate and 2,345 authorized independent candidates from 184 Quebec municipalities subject to the rules governing the financing and control of election expenses must file a return of election expenses. The treasurers of these municipalities will audit all 2,505 returns, drawing up a balance sheet for some 4,089 candidates, whether authorized independent candidates or from political parties, who incurred expenses during the most recent elections.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


November 28, 2013
Press release No. 8 – By-election of December 9, in Outremont and Viau - Various procedures are available for electors wishing to exercise their right to vote
Quebec City, November 28, 2013 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, reminds electors that there are various ways for them to exercise their right to vote in the by-elections of December 9. Mr. Drouin also reminds them that registration on the list of electors is a pre-requisite for exercising their right to vote. Duly registered electors can then vote on polling day or at an advance poll, a mobile polling station, at their domiciles, or at the office of the returning officer.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 15, 2013
Municipal political parties - The Chief Electoral Officer revokes Union Montréal's authorization
Quebec City, November 15, 2013 –The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, has handed down on November 12 a decision to withdraw the authorization of the municipal political party, Union Montréal. The fact that the party did not designate a leader by the deadline stipulated in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM), and in the manner prescribed by the AERM, is one of the reasons for the decision. It may be recalled that the interim leader of Union Montréal, Richard Deschamps, resigned on May 9, 2013. The party also failed to provide, by the prescribed deadline, information pertaining to the naming of a second leader following the resignation of Marie Potvin on April 2, 2013.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, Authorized political parties, DGE


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