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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

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

7 October 2022

The voters in training have spoken!

Simulated elections Almost 186,000 youth lived an election experience through the Voters in Training program. Between September 26 and 30, thousand of youths voted for the candidate of their choice from among those running in the electoral division of their school or youth organization. They were even able to witness the unveiling of the results live at an […]

Categories: Democracy education, General election, Provincial

3 October 2022

Today is election day!

Polling stations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have the right to vote, you can look up your polling place online. Don’t forget to bring one of the following forms of identification:  Québec driver’s licence Québec health insurance card Canadian passport Certificate of Indian Status Canadian Forces identification card When you arrive […]

Categories: Democracy education, General election, Provincial, Voting

2 October 2022

Tomorrow is election day!

Polling stations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have the right to vote, you can look up your polling place online. Once you arrive, you’ll need to present one of the following forms of identification:  Québec driver’s licence Québec health insurance card Canadian passport Certificate of Indian Status Canadian Forces identification card […]

Categories: Democracy education, General election, Provincial, Voting

24 September 2022

Advance polling starts tomorrow!

Advance polling stations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on September 25 and 26, 2022. If you have the right to vote, you can look up your polling place online or refer to the notice of entry you received in the mail. Voting at an advance poll is a great option if […]

Categories: Democracy education, General election, Provincial, Voting

20 September 2022

Two educational resources for understanding provincial elections

The election campaign is dominating headlines in Québec and piquing the interest of young people! Even if they’re still too young to vote, they often have plenty of questions about elections and political issues. Élections Québec has helped develop two educational resources designed for addressing these sometimes complex topics with young people. Les As de […]

Categories: Democracy education, General election, Provincial

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