A private intervenor is an elector or a group of electors planning to incur publicity expenses during an election period, without directly promoting or opposing a candidate or a party, to either make known his/its views on a matter of public interest or win support for such views, or to advocate abstention or the spoiling of ballots.
A "private intervenor" must be a qualified elector. It could also be a group that is not constituted into a legal person, made up of physical persons the majority of whom are qualified electors. The physical persons of such a group work together toward a common goal.
When the private intervenor is a group, the members must designate a representative from the electors of the group.
A private intervenor cannot become a member of a political party during the election period.
To obtain an authorization, it is necessary to complete and submit the appropriate form, available in the Forms section of our website.
For a school election, it must be submitted to the returning officer of the school board.