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6 April 2021

Our annual report on political financing is available

The report on political financing in 2020 (Financement politique : bilan et perspectives 2020, available in French only) was tabled on March 31, 2021, at the Assemblée nationale. In matters of political financing and election expenses, Élections Québec plays an educational and control role. Therefore, this report sets out the results arising from these functions. It accounts for the […]

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

31 March 2021

Municipal General Elections of November 7, 2021: Candidates and Political Parties Can Now Apply for Authorization

With the approach of this year’s municipal general elections, electors who undertake to run as independent candidates in a municipality with a population of 5,000 or more can now apply for authorization from their municipality’s returning officer. Authorization will give these individuals more time to plan their election campaign and allow them to start incurring […]

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

26 March 2021

The November 7, 2021, municipal general elections: the Chief Electoral Officer is in favour of Bill 85, which aims to facilitate the conduct of the municipal general election in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

The next municipal general elections will be conducted in a few months. The rules that govern the conduct of the elections must be established quickly, even if we cannot know with certainty what the health situation will be next November. Certain provisions of the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM) must be amended […]

Categories: General election, Municipal

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

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

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

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