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November 13, 2013
Communiqué No. 6 – By-election of December 9, 2013 in Outremont and Viau - The electors of Outremont and Viau are invited to ensure that they are registered on the list of electors
Quebec City, November 13, 2013 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, invites the electors of the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau to make sure that their names appear on the list of electors in order that they may exercise their right to vote in the upcoming by-election of December 9, 2013. Revision of the list of electors is carried out from November 18 to 26, 2013, and will be followed by a special revision period that will last until December 5, 2015.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 11, 2013
Press release No. 4 – By-election of December 9, 2013 in Outremont and Viau - In the electoral debate, third parties must respect the equity rules outlined in the Election Act
Quebec City, November 11, 2013– In the wake of the recently announced by-elections in the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau, the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin, would like to underscore certain rules outlined in the Election Act designed to guarantee equal opportunity among the parties and candidates involved in this vote. In particular, he wishes to point out that third parties may not incur expenses to promote or oppose a candidate of a party or an independent candidate. This should not however preclude the expression of opinions by means not involving election expenses as defined in the Act.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 11, 2013
Press release No. 5 – By-elections of June 11 in Outremont and Viau - Mobile polling in residential facilities and at the elector's domicile
Quebec City, November 11, 2013 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, would like to remind all electors with reduced mobility from the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau 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, By-elections, DGE


November 8, 2013
Press release No. 3 – By-election of December 9, 2013 in Outremont and Viau - Voting by mail for electors who are temporarily absent from Québec
Quebec City, November 7, 2013 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to inform electors from the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau that they may register as of now to vote by mail if they expect to be outside Québec on election day (December 9, 2013) and during advance polling (December 1 and 2, 2013), and if they are unable to vote at the office of the returning officer on any of the following five days: November 29 and 30 and December 3, 4 and 5, 2013.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 8, 2013
Press release No. 2 – By-elections of December 9, 2013 in Outremont and Viau - Election expenses and political contributions: rules to respect
Quebec City, November 8, 2013 – Concerning the by-elections of December 9, 2013 in the electoral division of Outremont and Viau, Jacques Drouin, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to remind electors and candidates of the main rules included in the Election Act with respect to the control of election expenses and the soliciting of political contributions. It should be underlined from the outset that the rules concerning election expenses are in force since yesterday, i.e. the beginning of the election period, until the closing of polling stations on December 9, 2013.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 6, 2013
Press release No. 1 – By-elections on December 9, 2013 - By-elections in the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau on December 9, 2013
Quebec City, November 6, 2013 –– In accordance with an order issued today by the government of Québec, the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin, must hold two by-elections on Monday, December 9, 2013 in the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


November 1st, 2013
Vote counting on November 3 - The Chief Electoral Officer authorizes the counting of advance poll ballots to start at 6 p.m., under certain conditions
Quebec City, November 1, 2013 – In the wake of the advance poll last Sunday, which featured high voter turnout in certain Québec municipalities, the Chief Electoral Officer has used the special powers conferred upon him by law to allow, under certain conditions, counting of advance poll ballots to start at 6:00 p.m. on November 3, 2013. We should recall that under the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM), vote counting must begin at 8:00 p.m. after polling stations close. In cases where one or several ballot boxes used during the advance poll contain more than 300 ballots, the returning officer may, when appropriate, allow vote counting to begin two hours earlier. This reduces the wait for final results of elections.
Categories : Municipal, DGE, Elections - general and RCMs 2013


October 11, 2013
Running for office in the November 3 municipal elections - The Chief Electoral Officer provides an update of nominations for office in municipalities with 5,000 or more residents
Quebec City, October 11, 2013 – More candidates but fewer political parties than in 2009 are seeking electors’ votes in the run-up to the general elections of November 3, 2013 in municipalities with over 5,000 residents, according to the latest update provided by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec at the close of the nomination period on Friday October 4. Fewer than 30 percent of all candidates are women in the 184 municipalities reviewed by the Chief Electoral Officer, and most are over 50 years of age.
Categories : Municipal, DGE, Elections - general and RCMs 2013


October 3, 2013
DGEQ's ten recommendations for a healthy democracy
Québec City, October 3, 2013 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Mr. Jacques Drouin, unveiled today the DGEQ’s 2012-2013 annual report which includes that of the Commission de la représentation électorale du Québec (CRE). You can consult it at the following link: http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/english/about-us/dge-annual-reports.php
Categories : CRE, DGE


October 2, 2013
Rules concerning municipal election expenses - The Chief Electoral Officer issues a reminder concerning third party interventions during the election period
Quebec City, October 2, 2013 – At the outset of the municipal election period leading up to polling day on November 3, 2013, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to remind all concerned of certain rules governing election expenses, specifically those limiting third party interventions in the electoral debate, which are designed to guarantee an equal chance for all candidates running in the upcoming elections. The information should be of particular interest to associations, unions and pressure groups wishing to express their views.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


September 25, 2013
Public Notice - Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization (Union Montréal)
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


September 25, 2013
The finances of Québec's provincial political parties in 2012 - Operating deficits, an important reduction in net assets and greaterfinancial support from the state
Quebec City, September 25, 2013 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, disclosed today the financial reports of the 20 provincial political parties that were authorized in Québec as of December 31, 2012. This portrait of the parties’ finances reveals that over the course of the last year, parties, as whole, registered operating deficits, incurred significant reductions in their nets assets, and received greater financial support from the state.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing, DGE


September 20, 2013
Municipal elections of November 3, 2013 - The municipal election period begins today in Québec
Quebec City, September 20, 2013 – Today marks the beginning of the election period that precedes the November 3 municipal general elections. This is a particularly important step for Québec’s 1,103 municipalities, and especially for the 184 municipalities where, starting today, the rules concerning the control of election expenses are in force, as well as for the 13 regional county municipalities where the warden is elected by universal suffrage.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


September 18, 2013
Public Notice - Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


September 12, 2013
Municipal Party Authorization - Twice as Many Municipal Political Parties Applying for Authorization in 2013 as in 2009
Québec City, September 12, 2013 – According to a portrait prepared by the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec (DGE) on August 31, 2013, twice as many municipal political parties have applied for authorization this year as in the first eight months of 2009, the year of Québec’s last general municipal elections. More specifically, the DGE has received 74 applications for authorization in 2013, compared to 37 in 2009. Six additional applications were filed since the start of September.
Categories : Municipal, Municipal financing, DGE


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