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Since june 1, 2023, our news are published in French only.

27 November 2020

Suspension of English-language school board elections

Yesterday, the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur announced the suspension of the English-language school boards elections scheduled for December 20. During this suspension, no activities may be undertaken to resume the electoral process, whether to fill seats for which no candidates had been nominated or to fill seats that may become vacant. This […]

Categories: General election, School board, Voting

26 November 2020

“Je me présente” campaign launch

On November 6, the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation, together with the Secrétariat à la condition féminine, launched the initial phase of the “Je me présente” communications campaign, in preparation for the 2021 municipal general elections. Phase 1 primarily targets women, who are underrepresented on municipal councils. Indeed, in the 2017 municipal elections, […]

Categories: General election, Municipal

3 November 2020

Municipal by-elections may be held

On October 27, the Minister of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation, Ms. Andrée Laforest, announced the resumption of municipal by-elections. By-elections will therefore be held in several municipalities, including those in red zones, on December 13, 2020. Certain municipalities may hold elections on another date. In order for these elections to be held, security measures […]

Categories: By-election, Municipal

28 October 2020

Highlights of financial data for authorized political entities in 2019

Élections Québec has released the financial reports of authorized political entities for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. Authorized political entities include provincial political parties, party authorities, MNAs and authorized independent candidates. You can now read the financial reports or use our contributor search engine to find details on this financial data. Highlights1 In […]

Categories: Financing, expenses, and contributions, Parties and other political entities, Provincial

21 October 2020

Postponement of English-Language School Board Elections

Under the provisions of Order in Council 1039-2020, issued by the government on October 7, any school board elections scheduled to be held in red zones on November 1 have been postponed indefinitely. As a result, no school board elections will be held on November 1, since the nine seats of commissioner or chair up […]

Categories: General election, School board

7 October 2020

Élections Québec is seeking to hire a returning officer for the electoral division of Blainville

Returning officer is not your ordinary job. It involves coordinating, with the support of Élections Québec’s experienced staff, the organization and conduct of provincial elections across an entire electoral division over a period of 10 years. The person hired as returning officer must be available full time during provincial by-elections, general elections and referendums. In […]

Categories: Institutional, Jobs, Provincial

2 October 2020

2019-2020 Annual Report: A busy year and 31 recommendations for improving Québec’s election system

We have tabled our 2019-2020 Annual Management Report (in French only) in the Assemblée nationale and it is now available on our website. This year’s document compiles the 31 recommendations we have made in recent years for improving Québec’s election system. It also takes stock of the past financial year, which included a by-election in the […]

Categories: Institutional

25 September 2020

Bill on the protection of personal information: Mr. Reid makes recommendations and submits a brief

Chief Electoral Officer, Pierre Reid, participated in the particular consultations on Bill No. 64 and submitted a written brief on this matter on September 22, 2020. This bill proposes amendments to several acts, including the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Election Act. During his visit, Mr. Reid […]

Categories: Institutional

22 September 2020

Now is the time for primary and secondary schools to register for the Vox populi: Ta démocratie à l’école! program

The Vox populi: Ta démocratie à l’école! program is the result of a partnership between Élections Québec, the Assemblée nationale du Québec and the Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant. It supports schools and student council coordinators who want to bring democracy to life in their schools. It offers, free of charge, a personalized support service, voting material, pedagogical […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

4 September 2020

Municipal by-elections on October 4, 2020

The lifting of the suspension of municipal by-elections was announced on August 7. Today, several municipalities enter an election period in order to fill one or more seats on their respective municipal councils. If there is more than one candidate for any one of these seats, a by-election will be held on October 4 in […]

Categories: By-election, Municipal

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