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

31 August 2020

Democracy is recruting!

Élections Québec is launching a competition to fill vacant returning officer positions in 49 electoral divisions across Québec. 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 for a period of 10 years. Returning […]

Categories: Institutional, Jobs

7 August 2020

Resumption of Municipal by-elections

The Minister of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation, Ms. Andrée Laforest, announced yesterday the resumption of municipal by-elections as of October 4th. The 45-day election period could therefore begin on August 21, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all municipal by-elections in progress or scheduled were suspended, in accordance with the directives issued […]

Categories: By-election, Municipal

2 July 2020

Moving? Don’t forget the list of electors!

Did you just move to a new location? Or do you plan to move in the near future? If so, be sure to update your information on the list of electors using the Service québécois de changement d’adresse (SQCA). That way, you’ll be ready to vote in the next election! In Quebec, individuals who wish […]

Categories: Municipal, Provincial, School board, Voting

29 June 2020

Municipal by-elections further postponed until August 7, 2020

Amid the COVID‑19 pandemic, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest, announced via a press release (in French only) that by‑elections in Québec municipalities would be further postponed until August 7, 2020. As a result, no electoral procedures may begin prior to that date in the 43 municipalities in which, as of May 1, 2020, there […]

Categories: By-election, Municipal

11 June 2020

Internet voting: study filed and mandate requested to continue with our work

Élections Québec filed its study on Internet voting in the National Assembly today. This study: Evaluates the effects of a potential introduction of Internet voting on Québec’s electoral system. Explains issues surrounding the introduction of this voting option, in particular based on past experiences in Canada and around the world. Presents the risks associated with Internet […]

Categories: Institutional, Voting

7 June 2020

Democracy has been at the centre of our activities for 75 years!

Élections Québec celebrates its 75th anniversary on June 7, 2020. We’ve come a long way since 1945! The fact that Quebecers can select their representatives by means of free and fair elections is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. Indeed, safeguarding democracy is our main focus and the most important aspect of our mission. […]

Categories: Institutional

2 June 2020

Tabling of our report on political financing

Our report on political financing in 2019 (Financement politique : bilan et perspectives 2019, available in French only) was tabled in the National Assembly on May 26,2020. In the area of political financing and election expenses, Élections Québec exercises an educational and enforcement role. This report therefore presents the results of these operations. It reports on […]

Categories: Financing, expenses, and contributions, Institutional

7 May 2020

The 80 years of Québec women’s right to vote

Eighty years ago, on April 25, 1940, women in Québec obtained the right to vote and the right to run in elections. On the anniversary of this event, Élections Québec wishes to highlight the efforts of some inspiring women who fought for these rights and several dates marking the progress of women in politics. April 25, 1940 […]

Categories: Institutional, Voting

6 May 2020

Municipal by-elections postponed again

On May 1, Québec’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest, announced that the 43 municipal by-elections scheduled for March and April 2020 would be postponed until June 26, 2020 (in French). In her initial announcement on this topic on March 13 , the Minister had postponed the by‑election date until April 26. As a result, the […]

Categories: By-election, Municipal

1 April 2020

Exceptional measures due to COVID-19: Extension of document submission deadlines for political entities

Provincial level Financial reports of authorities – Period ending December 31, 2019 The deadline for filing the financial report stipulated in Article 117 of the Election Act (CQLR, Chapter E-3.3) is extended to June 1, 2020. Financial report of political parties – Period ending December 31, 2019 The deadline for the filing of the 2019 financial report pursuant to Articles 113, […]

Categories: Financing, expenses, and contributions, Municipal, Provincial

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