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23 August 2019

Élections Québec studying online voting

We are currently studying online voting, a voting method that could allow electors to vote remotely from the location of their choice using an electronic device connected to the Internet, such as a computer, tablet or smart phone. The purpose of our study is to provide a full and neutral overview of the advantages and […]

Categories: Institutional, Voting

13 August 2019

Young people: important agents of change

Did you know that, according to the United Nations, there are more young people in the world than ever before? These 1.8 billion youth age 10 to 24 constitute essential partners as agents of change. The Service de l’éducation à la démocratie (democracy education department) of Élections Québec works daily with young people and is […]

Categories: Democracy education, Institutional

9 July 2019

New newsletters available – Subscribe now!

You can now subscribe to eight different newsletters on our website. Are you interested in one or more of the following subjects? Subscribe to our newsletters to stay informed about the latest news and developments. General news Public notices from the Register of authorized political entities of Québec (RAPEQ) Press releases (in French) Democracy education […]

Categories: Institutional

4 July 2019

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 for the next election! In Quebec, individuals who wish to vote […]

Categories: Institutional, Municipal, Provincial, School board, Voting

14 June 2019

Citizen Round Table: Representation of Women and Minorities and Ballot Papers in the Event of Electoral Reform

On March 15, the members of the Citizen round table expressed their views on two aspects of a possible reform of the electoral system. They studied the idea of establishing quotas to encourage the representation of women and minorities in politics and gave their opinion on various models of ballot papers that could be used […]

Categories: Institutional

28 May 2019

Recommendations submitted to the Committee on Institutions aimed at improving the electoral process and protecting personal data held by political parties

In an appearance before the National Assembly’s Committee on Institutions on May 27, Chief Electoral Officer Pierre Reid submitted a number of recommendations formulated by Élections Québec aimed at improving the electoral process and protecting voters’ personal data. The following recommendations are aimed at ensuring that the electoral process remains efficient while meeting contemporary needs […]

Categories: Institutional, Parties and other political entities

23 May 2019

Pierre Reid, Québec’s Chief Electoral Officer, is scheduled to address the Committee on Institutions

Pierre Reid is scheduled to address the Committee on Institutions at Québec’s National Assembly on May 27. He will be delivering the opening address, followed by a question-and-answer session in which MNAs may ask about Élections Québec-related administrative matters, the most recent annual management report and other current issues and initiatives. You can access Mr. Reid’s […]

Categories: Institutional

2 April 2019

2019-2023 strategic plans

Our strategic plans for 2019-2023 map out our way forward for the next four years. They stem from a reflection process involving various staff teams. Élections Québec Élections Québec is a neutral and independent institution tasked with ensuring the integrity, transparency and reliability of provincial elections while promoting Québec’s democratic values. Over the next four years, […]

Categories: Institutional

20 February 2019

Release of the report about political parties and protection of personal information

On February 20, 2019, Élections Québec published a report that aimed to shed light on issues related to the protection of personal information held by political parties. This video is available in French only. In Quebec, personal information is protected by legislation that applies to private companies, ministries, and public agencies. Currently, political parties are […]

Categories: Institutional, Parties and other political entities

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