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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.
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


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