The Act respecting School elections (ASE) stipulates that general elections shall be held in all school boards of Québec on the first Sunday of November, every four years. Sixty-nine school boards, namely 60 French-speaking boards and 9 English-speaking boards,see to the election of 1,305 school councillors (1,144 French-speaking and 161 English-speaking councillors).
2007 was the last year of school general elections.
On June 11, 2010, Bill 86 was assented to. It defers the general school election planned in 2011 to a later date that will be set by the government.