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14 June 2019

Citizen Round Table: Representation of Women and Minorities and Ballot Papers in the Event of Electoral Reform

On March 15, the members of the Citizen round table expressed their views on two aspects of a possible reform of the electoral system. They studied the idea of establishing quotas to encourage the representation of women and minorities in politics and gave their opinion on various models of ballot papers that could be used […]

Categories: Institutional

28 May 2019

Recommendations submitted to the Committee on Institutions aimed at improving the electoral process and protecting personal data held by political parties

In an appearance before the National Assembly’s Committee on Institutions on May 27, Chief Electoral Officer Pierre Reid submitted a number of recommendations formulated by Élections Québec aimed at improving the electoral process and protecting voters’ personal data. The following recommendations are aimed at ensuring that the electoral process remains efficient while meeting contemporary needs […]

Categories: Institutional, Parties and other political entities

23 May 2019

Pierre Reid, Québec’s Chief Electoral Officer, is scheduled to address the Committee on Institutions

Pierre Reid is scheduled to address the Committee on Institutions at Québec’s National Assembly on May 27. He will be delivering the opening address, followed by a question-and-answer session in which MNAs may ask about Élections Québec-related administrative matters, the most recent annual management report and other current issues and initiatives. You can access Mr. Reid’s […]

Categories: Institutional

8 April 2019

Publication of election expenses summary

We are publishing a summary of the returns of election expenses (French only) of all the political parties and all the candidates in the October 1, 2018 general election. The report presents the amounts declared in the returns of election expenses we received. The following are some highlights. As a comparison, in 2014, election expenses […]

Categories: Financing, expenses, and contributions, General election, Provincial

2 April 2019

2019-2023 strategic plans

Our strategic plans for 2019-2023 map out our way forward for the next four years. They stem from a reflection process involving various staff teams. Élections Québec Élections Québec is a neutral and independent institution tasked with ensuring the integrity, transparency and reliability of provincial elections while promoting Québec’s democratic values. Over the next four years, […]

Categories: Institutional

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