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11 February 2020

Chief Electoral Officer’s reflections and recommendations on Bill 39

Pierre Reid, Chief Electoral Officer and Chair of Québec’s Commission de la représentation électorale, recently took part in the special consultations and public hearings on Bill 39, An Act to establish a new electoral system, in order to share his reflections and recommendations on the proposed legislation. During his speech, Mr. Reid made observations on various aspects of Bill 39, […]

Categories: Institutional, Provincial, Voting

11 February 2020

INM Winter School: Élections Québec offers a profile about involvement

Organized by the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM), the 12th edition of the Winter School will run from February 14-16, 2020 at Sherbrooke CEGEP. Geared towards 15-to-35 year-olds from around Québec, the event is based on the theme “Ouvrir la voie” (Paving the Way). Élections Québec’s team will be animating a profile entitled “Voie d’engagement” (Getting Involved). […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

31 January 2020

Annual meeting of junior elected officials: student council members learn about democratic values

Promoting democratic values lies at the heart of our mission. Élections Québec, in partnership with the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) and under the auspices of the Vox populi : ta démocratie à l’école! program (in French), will be presenting the second annual meeting of Québec’s youngest elected officials (Rendez-vous national des jeunes élus). Are you in charge […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

28 January 2020

Work begins on the drawing up of the electoral maps for over 260 municipalities

From January to May 2020, over 260 Québec municipalities will be drawing up their electoral maps in preparation for the municipal general election slated for November 7, 2021. This marks the beginning of the municipal election process. What is involved? When drawing up electoral maps, municipalities must determine the boundaries of their electoral districts. During the next […]

Categories: Electoral maps, Municipal

13 December 2019

Citizen round table members address the challenges of election officer recruitment

At their meeting held on October 11, the Citizen round table members addressed various challenges associated with election official recruitment. This is a daunting issue for our institution because we need to hire tens of thousands of people to work at polling places during general elections. The members’ brainstorming sessions led to a number of […]

Categories: Institutional

3 December 2019

Voters in training: small polling stations results

Tying in with the Jean-Talon by-election, small polling stations were set up for children alongside the regular polling stations. After watching their parents cast their ballots, children could take their turns doing so in specially-designed polling stations. A total of 654 future electors voted for one of four possible responses to the question “What’s most important […]

Categories: By-election, Democracy education, Provincial

25 November 2019

Survey on methods people use to get information

Élections Québec wishes to make voting the most accessible possible for everyone. Accordingly, we have recently published a short survey to find out what methods electors with special needs use to get informed. All those interested in doing the survey can take it online until January 11, 2020 at (in French only). We invite […]

Categories: Institutional

22 November 2019

By-election on December 2, 2019 in the Jean-Talon electoral division: Welcome to future voters!

Family voting is back, this time for the by-election in Jean-Talon! Just like in the last general provincial election, we’re inviting future electors to accompany their parents or grandparents. The children can participate by casting a vote in our “small polling stations”. On the advance polling days (November 24 and 25) as well as on […]

Categories: By-election, Democracy education, Provincial

6 November 2019

Rules concerning school governance: Pierre Reid appeared before the Committee on Culture and Education

Pierre Reid, Chief Electoral Officer, expressed his opinion in favour of maintaining school elections during his appearance before the Committee on Culture and Education on November 5. He was commenting on Bill 40, the bill aimed at reviewing the method of school governance in Québec. “I am of the opinion that the Act respecting school elections should […]

Categories: Institutional, School board

21 October 2019

The 2018 financial reports of authorized political entities are available

Élections Québec has just released the authorized political entities’ financial reports for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018. Authorized political entities include provincial political parties, party authorities, Members of the National Assembly, and authorized independent candidates. You can now view the financial reports or use our contributor search engine. Total revenue For 2018, a general election […]

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

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