After having received and checked the return of election expenses, the Directeur général des élections du Québec reimburses 50% of the election expenses incurred and paid pursuant to the Act:
The reimbursable election expenses cannot exceed the limit on election expenses set by the Act. Moreover, in the case of an independent candidate who was not elected, the reimbursement cannot exceed the amount of the debts arising from his election expenses.
Upon receipt of the results of voting, candidates eligible for a reimbursement may benefit from an advance on the reimbursement equal to 35% of the limit on election expenses set by the Act. For parties, the advance is paid only upon acceptance, by the Directeur général des élections du Québec, of an attestation of the estimated amount of the election expenses incurred. This attestation is sent by the official agent of the party.
The reimbursement of election expenses and the advance on the reimbursement are made by cheque or by transfer of funds to an account held by the official representative.