Our 2021-2022 annual management report (PDF – in French) was tabled in the National Assembly on December 1, 2022. It is now available on our website.
Here are the major events that marked the 2021-2022 fiscal year at our institution.
- Municipal general elections were held on November 7, 2021. Of the 1,102 municipalities in elections, 846 held voting for seats with more than one person wishing to be a candidate. With the COVID-19 pandemic still underway, we offered postal voting to more people: we received over 45,000 applications. Young people also had the opportunity to express their opinions in a virtual small polling station.
- A by-election was called on March 8, 2022, in the electoral division of Marie-Victorin, in anticipation of a poll on April 11, 2022. For the first time, electors were able to file an electronic application for a revision of the list of electors.
- Elections were held in eight English school boards. These elections resulted in 15 seats being filled.
- We launched our new institutional website, more powerful and compatible with all types of devices. This project was designed to better meet users’ needs, which have evolved significantly over the years.
- The National Assembly appointed two new commissioners to the Commission de la représentation électorale. One of the mandates of the Commission de la représentation électorale is to establish the electoral map of Québec.
- The National Assembly also adopted amendments to the Election Act. These amendments echo recommendations we have been making for several years, such as the possibility of being an election officer at age 16.
- Mr. Pierre Reid, Chief Electoral Officer, attended a parliamentary committee meeting to study two bills:
- Bill 7, an Act to facilitate the conduct of the next provincial general election in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and to amend the Election Act
- Bill 49, an Act to amend the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, the Municipal Ethics and Good Conduct Act and various legislative provisions We also tabled a brief (PDF – in French) during the study of this bill.
- The National Assembly submitted Bill29, An Act to facilitate the conduct of the next general election in Québec, in March 2022. One of its purposes was to allow certain categories of voters who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 to vote by mail in the October 2022 provincial general election.