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Provincial election media guidelines
Radio and television broadcasters, cable companies, newspapers, periodicals, and other media have a role to play in the application of certain provisions of electoral laws, especially regarding rules on political financing and the auditing of election expenses. While the responsibilities of media representatives are given here in layman’s terms, these articles of law remain effective. Any media outlet that does not comply with these articles of law is committing a criminal offence and could be liable to a fine.
Press releases are written in French, in accordance with our language policy. These documents are translated into English only if required by the context.
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Speeches of the Chief Electoral Officer
Note that the majority of speeches are delivered in French.
We make photographs of election activities available to the media.
Topics of interest
- Financial Reports of Political Parties and Independent Candidates
- Research on Contributors
- Non-Compliant Contributions Claimed to Political Entities
- Register of authorized political entities in Québec
- Provincial pre-election expenses
- Rules governing interventions in the political debate
- Electoral Maps
- Socio-economic portraits of the electoral divisions (in French)
- Electoral Division-Related Administrative Entities
- Creating electoral maps
A 2007 partnership between Élections Québec and the Research chair on democracy and parliamentary institutions at Université Laval has made it possible to document and study the evolution of voter turnout in Québec since 1985.
- Voter turnout in the October 1, 2018, general election (December 2019): read the news release “Voter turnout: study and recommendations” (in French) and the Chair’s research note
- “Ça me tentait pas”: exploring the words of young abstainers in Québec (April 2016). Read the Chair’s research notebook (PDF – in French)