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30 June 2022

Celebrate getting the right to vote

Obtaining one’s citizenship is an important moment in the life of an immigrant to Québec. Citizenship comes with the right to vote in various elections. This step is worth noting! Every year, thousands of new citizens are added to the permanent list of electors. They will now receive a personalized letter, signed by the Chief […]

Categories: Democracy education

21 June 2022

We’ve added an election glossary to our website

At Élections Québec, we know the electoral process inside and out. We love to share our knowledge on the topic, because we’re passionate about elections. In recent months, we’ve been collaborating with another passionate organization: the Office québécois de la langue française. What have we been working on? A glossary (in French only) to help […]

Categories: Institutional

21 June 2022

Voters in Training registration now open!

The Voters in Training program is back for the 2022 provincial elections. The purpose of this program is to introduce young people to how they can exercise their right to vote through a simulated election held in their school or youth organization. In their simulated election, youth vote for candidates running in the electoral division […]

Categories: Democracy education

2 June 2022

Québec’s Week of the Disabled 2022

The 26th annual Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées (Québec Week of the Disabled) is being held from June 1 to 7. The theme this year is “Give 100%.” As part of this week, Quebecers are encouraged to pay special attention to the best ways to communicate with people with disabilities, and to show respect and […]

Categories: Institutional

30 May 2022

Winners of the 2022 Vox Populi Awards

The Assemblée nationale, Élections Québec and the Jean-Charles Bonenfant Foundation announced the winners of the 2022 edition of the Vox Populi awards during a virtual event held May 19. These institutions awarded a total of $9,000 in scholarships to the 12 winning student councils. The Vox Populi Awards recognize student councils that stood out and […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

26 May 2022

Report on Special Polling Measures

We are posting a new document on our website today: the Report on Special Polling Measures – 2021 Municipal General Elections (in French only). Produced thanks to the collaboration of returning officers in Québec municipalities following the 2021 municipal general elections, this report describes the main measures taken to adapt the Act respecting elections and […]

Categories: General election, Municipal

22 April 2022

Survey on participation in municipal general elections

We commissioned BIP Research to conduct a survey of electors following the municipal general elections of November 7, 2021. The survey aimed to provide a better understanding of the factors affecting voter turnout and abstention at the municipal level. For instance, the information gathered can help us tailor our services to the needs of electors. […]

Categories: General election, Municipal, Results and statistics

21 April 2022

Recruitment of information officers

Come experience the thrill of a general election! Élections Québec’s information centre team is looking for new members in preparation for the provincial general elections scheduled for October 3, 2022. Your mission: to answer calls from the public and provide a range of election-related information. Information officers interact directly with citizens and play a key role […]

Categories: General election, Institutional, Jobs, Provincial

14 April 2022

Results from the small virtual polling station

During the recent by-election in the Marie-Victorin electoral division, local youngsters were encouraged to cast votes of their own at the small virtual polling station. From March 9 to April 11, the children of Marie-Victorin were able to join their parents in learning about the various steps involved in the voting process: verifying their identity, receiving a […]

Categories: By-election, Democracy education, Provincial

12 April 2022

Mr. Pierre Reid’s appearance before the parliamentary committee on Bill 29, which provides for special provisions applicable to the 2022 general elections

Mr. Pierre Reid, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, appeared before a parliamentary committee on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, to give his opinion on Bill 29, Loi visant à faciliter le déroulement des prochaines élections générales au Québec (An Act to facilitate the conduct of future general elections in Québec). One of the purposes of this […]

Categories: General election, Institutional, Laws and regulations