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20 February 2019

Release of the report about political parties and protection of personal information

On February 20, 2019, Élections Québec published a report that aimed to shed light on issues related to the protection of personal information held by political parties. This video is available in French only. In Quebec, personal information is protected by legislation that applies to private companies, ministries, and public agencies. Currently, political parties are […]

Categories: Institutional, Parties and other political entities

30 January 2019

Citizen round table: General election review, protection of personal information, blank voting, and other means of encouraging voter turnout

The members of the Citizen round table met on Friday, November 16, 2018. This meeting provided them an opportunity to review their experience of the 2018 provincial general election, discuss privacy issues, and explore four ways to encourage voter turnout: mandatory voting, blank voting, voting incentives, and lowering the voting age. Members’ assessment of the 2018 […]

Categories: Institutional

29 November 2018

2017-2018 Annual report: An institution in action and listening to citizens

Today, we table to the National Assembly our Rapport annuel de gestion 2017-2018 (2017-2018 Annual management report) presenting a portrait of our work during this period, including the holding of general municipal elections. General municipal elections were held on November 5, 2017. On this occasion, we trained and provided support to returning officers, created a Website devoted […]

Categories: Institutional

26 November 2018

Public Notice – Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization

The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec proposes to withdraw the authorization of the Parti équitable, a provincial political party, in accordance with section 68 of the Election Act (CQLR, Chapter E-3.3), on the following grounds: Failure to have at all times at least 100 members who are qualified electors and hold a valid membership card, which failure constitutes […]

Categories: Parties and other political entities, Provincial

18 September 2018

Citizen round table: Online voting, polling subdivisions and voter turnout

On June 8, members of the Citizen round table attended a third meeting during which they learned more about the information that will be provided to electors for the upcoming elections, discussed the challenges involved in online voting and began a reflection on how to encourage voter turnout. Should we implement online voting? This is a […]

Categories: Institutional, Voting

17 May 2018

www.elections.quebec: The New Website of the Provincial General Election

Visit the new website of the 2018 provincial general election! You will find answers to questions such as: Why vote? Whom to vote for? How to vote? Where and when to vote? You will also discover a new streamlined design inspired by Élections Québec’s visual identity. On October 1st, it’s your vote!

Categories: General election, Provincial

15 May 2018

Citizen round table: discussion about potential solutions to improve access to voting

The members of the Citizen round table met on February 9 to discuss potential solutions aimed at improving voters’ experience regarding three aspects of the voting process: Information provided to voters. Voters’ experience at polling stations. Advance voting options. Using technology to bring the vote closer to the electors During this second meeting, the Citizen round […]

Categories: Institutional, Voting

10 May 2018

Data on our legal proceedings now available on the website

As the director of Élections Québec, the Chief Electoral Officer acts as a public prosecutor, meaning he or she can put on trial anyone who violates the electoral laws. To ensure transparency and provide access to information, some data on these legal proceedings are now available on the Élections Québec website under Legal records. For […]

Categories: Institutional, Investigations and prosecutions

27 March 2018

Public Notice – Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization (Action Saint-Amable)

The Chief Electoral Officer proposes to withdraw the authorization of the Action Saint-Amable party in accordance with section 404 of the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (CQLR, Chapter E-2.2), on the following grounds:  Failure to furnish the Chief Electoral Officer with the information required for the purposes of the updating of the register as provided […]

Categories: Municipal, Parties and other political entities

24 March 2018

Public Notice – Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization (Parti unité nationale)

The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec proposes to withdraw the authorization of the Parti unité nationale, a provincial political party, in accordance with section 68 of the Election Act (CQLR, Chapter E-3.3), on the following grounds: The official representative of the party filed false financial reports and false vouchers, in violation of Division V of Chapter II of […]

Categories: Parties and other political entities, Provincial