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Because municipal services are at the heart of our daily lives, let’s vote on November 7!

5 November 2021

Categories: General election, Municipal, Voting

Municipal general elections will be held in two days, on Sunday, November 7!

Add this date to your calendar and consult the notice received in the mail to find out where you can vote. If you have not received this notice, check with the returning officer of your municipality.

Polling stations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You will be able to vote without time constraints. Moreover, your employer must grant you at least four consecutive hours to go and vote while the polling stations are open, without a reduction in salary or other sanction. This period does not include the time normally allowed for meals. It’s your right! However, your employer is not obliged to grant you this leave systematically; in particular, they may refuse to do so if you have already voted or if you have not requested leave.

Sanitary instructions for voters

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the sanitary measures in effect must be respected in all polling stations. In addition, the electoral process has been adapted to ensure the safety of voters and election officials. The measures in place stem from the Health protocol to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 during the 2021 municipal general election, which was established by the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation and Élections Québec, in collaboration with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

The broadest possible electoral participation is essential for the health of our municipal democracy. Because municipal services are at the heart of our daily lives and because municipalities manage more than $15 billion per year, let’s vote on November 7!

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