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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

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

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

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

17 May 2018 The New Website of the Provincial General Election

Visit the new website of the 2018 provincial general election! You will find answers to questions such as: Why vote? Whom to vote for? How to vote? Where and when to vote? You will also discover a new streamlined design inspired by Élections Québec’s visual identity. On October 1st, it’s your vote!

Categories: General election, Provincial