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16 January 2023

Your opinion counts: the Citizen round table is recruiting!

Élections Québec is currently issuing a call for applications to recruit the newest members of its Citizen round table. You have until February 10 at 4:30 p.m. to submit your application. We are looking for 10 citizens aged 16 and over from all corners of Québec for the third term of the Citizen round table. Members will voice […]

Categories: Institutional

13 December 2022

Appointment of a new Chief Electoral Officer and Chair of the Commission de la représentation électorale

On December 9, the members of the Assemblée nationale proceeded with the appointment of Jean-François Blanchet as Québec’s new Chief Electoral Officer and Chair of the Commission de la représentation électorale. His seven-year term will commence on January 16, 2023. Mr. Blanchet is currently serving as Director of Electoral Operations and Assistant to the Chief […]

Categories: Institutional

1 December 2022

2021-2022 Annual Management Report

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 […]

Categories: Institutional

22 November 2022

73rd Legislature of the Parlement jeunesse du Québec

From December 26 to 30, a hundred young people will take on the role of MNA or journalist and debate bills drafted by their peers during the 73rd legislature of the Parlement jeunesse du Québec. This parliamentary simulation is an exceptional experience to awaken young people to political life and the importance of our democratic institutions. […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

15 November 2022

Internet voting: call for expressions of interest

Businesses offering secure, reliable and accessible Internet voting solutions may reply to our recently published call for expressions of interest (in French) between November 14 and December 9, 2022. Call for expressions of interest The call for expressions of interest includes eligibility criteria and digital solution requirements. This process will allow us to explore the […]

Categories: Institutional, Voting

8 November 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the Voters in Training Challenge!

During the provincial elections, more than 900 schools and Youth organizations had their young people take part in an electoral simulation and sent their results to Élections Québec. To encourage them to continue their democracy education activities, the Voters in Training Challenge gave them a chance to win a scholarship. No less than $4,500 was awarded […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

21 October 2022

The issue of voter turnout and the potential of democracy education

On October 14 at the Centre des congrès de Québec, Chief Electoral Officer Pierre Reid gave a presentation to the 7th Lieutenant-Governor’s Symposium, setting out a forward-looking approach to the issue of voter turnout. The theme for the event was “Law, Justice and Democracy.” Élections Québec has extensively studied and documented the issue of voter […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional, Voting

2 September 2022

Voters in Training: Register by September 16

Now that the election campaign is underway, it’s time for schools and youth organizations to register for Voters in Training! The program is designed to introduce young people to the voting process through an election simulation. Participants can vote for candidates running in their electoral division. Registration will remain open until September 16. Already, more […]

Categories: Democracy education, General election, Institutional

23 August 2022

Vox populi: 2022-2023 membership

The student council plays an essential role in the life of a school. Governance by this school body allows youth to have a voice and participate in decisions that affect their school. The program called Vox populi : Ta démocratie à l’école! offers personalized support in setting up and assisting student councils. This joint initiative by […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

21 June 2022

We’ve added an election glossary to our website

At Élections Québec, we know the electoral process inside and out. We love to share our knowledge on the topic, because we’re passionate about elections. In recent months, we’ve been collaborating with another passionate organization: the Office québécois de la langue française. What have we been working on? A glossary (in French only) to help […]

Categories: Institutional