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March 27, 2014
Press Release No. 17 – General Elections of April 7, 2014 - On-Campus Voting – To Facilitate Voting for Young Electors
Québec City, March 27, 2014 – Schools in Québec attended by student electors are about to experience a “democratic first”, as on-campus voting begins tomorrow for the general election of April 7 next. This new measure has been put in place in universities, CEGEPs, colleges and vocational training centres that have at least 300 student electors. According to the Chief Electoral Officer’s estimates, more than 400,000 students will be able to take advantage of the new measure, since more than 300 polling stations will be opened in roughly 175 educational institutions.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 27, 2014
Press release no. 16 – April 7 general election - Special revision period: one last chance to register on the list of electors
Québec, March 27 – Mr. Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to inform those electors who were not able to take advantage of the regular revision period that they will have one last chance to register during the special revision period that started yesterday and that ends on April 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Categories : DGE, General election 2014


March 26, 2014
Press Release no. 15 – April 7, 2014 general election - 18 273 Quebecers staying in 117 countries are registered to “vote outside Québec”
Quebec City, March 26, 2014 ––The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to announce that 18 273 electors who are temporarily absent from Québec have registered for postal voting for the April 7, 2014 general election. These electors are either certain to be staying or expect to be staying in 117 countries, on every continent, on polling day. The total of 18 273 electors registered to “vote outside Québec” is the highest ever recorded in the general elections over the past 25 years.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 22, 2014
Press release no 14 - 815 candidates will be running in the April 7 general election
Quebec city, March 22, 2014 – In preparation for the upcoming April 7th general election, Mr. Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, announces that after the period for filing nomination papers, which ended at 2 p.m. today, 815 nomination papers have been accepted in the 125 electoral divisions of Québec. In comparison, 894 candidates ran in the 2012 general election. Consequently, there are 79 candidates less than in the last election.
Categories : DGE, General election 2014


March 22, 2014
The Chief Electoral Officer wishes to clarify information concerning the revision of the lists of electors
Quebec City, March 22, 2014 – In recent days, information has been circulated that clearly shows a misconception on the part of some people regarding the procedure used to revise the lists of electors, and in particular regarding the notion of domicile. The Chief Electoral Officer has therefore produced information documents that will be distributed in order to help electors and boards of revisors to understand these aspects.
Categories : DGE, General election 2014


March 18, 2014
Press Release no 13 – General Elections of April 7, 2014 - Electors who are temporarily absent from Québec have only 24 hours to register for the vote outside of Québec
Québec City, March 18, 2014 –– Jacques Drouin, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to inform persons who are qualified electors in Québec but are currently residing outside Québec that they have only 24 hours to return their application to vote by correspondence in the general elections of April 7, 2014. The application must be received in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer latest March 19, 2014 at midnight.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 17, 2014
Press Release no. 12 – April 7, 2014 general election - 125 returning officers at the service of Québec's electors
Québec, March 17, 2014 –– Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to recall the very important role played by returning officers in the organization of the general election that will be held this April 7. The offices of these returning officers are open since March 5 to the general public in each of the 125 electoral divisions of Québec.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 16, 2014
Press release no. 11 – Avril 7, 2014 general election - The important task of revising the list of electors begins in Québec
Québec, March 16, 2014 – Mr. Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, considers wishes to inform Québec’s electors that the important task of revising the list of electors, an essential step in every general election, begins tomorrow, March 17, in preparation of the upcoming April 7 vote. In the last general election, in September 2012, more than 139 000 changes on the list of electors were made. Based on the experience of past elections, the greatest number of changes will likely be made by people who have moved and whose change of address has not been sent yet to the Chief Electoral Officer.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


March 12, 2014
Press release No. 10 – April 7, 2014 general election - Mobile polling in residential facilities and at the elector's domicile
Quebec City, March 12, 2014 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, would like to remind all electors with reduced mobility that they can exercise their right to vote at their domicile or in a residential facility. It should however be noted that in the case of these alternative polling methods, an application must be addressed to the returning officer with due dispatch.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2014


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.
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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


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