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30 January 2019

Citizen round table: General election review, protection of personal information, blank voting, and other means of encouraging voter turnout

The members of the Citizen round table met on Friday, November 16, 2018. This meeting provided them an opportunity to review their experience of the 2018 provincial general election, discuss privacy issues, and explore four ways to encourage voter turnout: mandatory voting, blank voting, voting incentives, and lowering the voting age. Members’ assessment of the 2018 […]

Categories: Institutional

29 November 2018

2017-2018 Annual report: An institution in action and listening to citizens

Today, we table to the National Assembly our Rapport annuel de gestion 2017-2018 (2017-2018 Annual management report) presenting a portrait of our work during this period, including the holding of general municipal elections. General municipal elections were held on November 5, 2017. On this occasion, we trained and provided support to returning officers, created a Website devoted […]

Categories: Institutional

18 September 2018

Citizen round table: Online voting, polling subdivisions and voter turnout

On June 8, members of the Citizen round table attended a third meeting during which they learned more about the information that will be provided to electors for the upcoming elections, discussed the challenges involved in online voting and began a reflection on how to encourage voter turnout. Should we implement online voting? This is a […]

Categories: Institutional, Voting

15 May 2018

Citizen round table: discussion about potential solutions to improve access to voting

The members of the Citizen round table met on February 9 to discuss potential solutions aimed at improving voters’ experience regarding three aspects of the voting process: Information provided to voters. Voters’ experience at polling stations. Advance voting options. Using technology to bring the vote closer to the electors During this second meeting, the Citizen round […]

Categories: Institutional, Voting

10 May 2018

Data on our legal proceedings now available on the website

As the director of Élections Québec, the Chief Electoral Officer acts as a public prosecutor, meaning he or she can put on trial anyone who violates the electoral laws. To ensure transparency and provide access to information, some data on these legal proceedings are now available on the Élections Québec website under Legal records. For […]

Categories: Institutional, Investigations and prosecutions

2 February 2018

Citizen round table: the inaugural meeting was productive

On November 10, 2017, the members of the Citizen round table held their inaugural meeting. Tying in with our efforts to give voters a central role in the electoral system, this advisory committee began its work with a high level of motivation and the firm desire to contribute to the vitality of our democracy, as can […]

Categories: Institutional

3 October 2017

2016-2017 Annual management report

The 2016-2017 Annual management report (in French only) of the Directeur général des élections du Québec (DGEQ) and the Commission de la représentation électorale is now available. It provides an account of the various activities carried out over this period toward the achievement of the objectives of our 2014-2018 strategic plan. The year 2016-2017 saw, notably, […]

Categories: Institutional

2 October 2017

Creation of an Accessibility Committee

We are setting up a consultative working group to examine the actions we could take in the area of voting accessibility for the handicapped persons. To do so, we will recruit eight electors with personal or professional experience in this area. To find out more or submit your application, please see the committee page.

Categories: Institutional