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Since june 1, 2023, our news are published in French only.

30 April 2021

Public Notice – Intention of Withdrawal of Authorization

The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec proposes to withdraw the authorization of the Parti libre, a provincial political party, in accordance with section 68 of the Election Act (CQLR, Chapter E-3.3), on the following grounds: The official representative of the party filed false financial reports and false vouchers, in violation of Division V of Chapter II of Title III of the Election Act, thereby […]

Categories: Investigations and prosecutions, Parties and other political entities, Provincial

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

4 December 2020

The Chief Electoral Officer will participate in the Comment ça marche? workshops to demystify provincial elections

Mr. Pierre Reid, the Chief Electoral Officer, will participate in the Comment ça marche? workshops of the Assemblée nationale du Québec National Assembly next Monday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m. He will explain the particularities of provincial elections online on the Assemblée nationale du Québec Facebook page. The workshop will address the role of the Chief Electoral […]

Categories: Democracy education, Provincial

28 October 2020

Highlights of financial data for authorized political entities in 2019

Élections Québec has released the financial reports of authorized political entities for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. Authorized political entities include provincial political parties, party authorities, MNAs and authorized independent candidates. You can now read the financial reports or use our contributor search engine to find details on this financial data. Highlights1 In […]

Categories: Financing, expenses, and contributions, Parties and other political entities, Provincial

7 October 2020

Élections Québec is seeking to hire a returning officer for the electoral division of Blainville

Returning officer is not your ordinary job. It involves coordinating, with the support of Élections Québec’s experienced staff, the organization and conduct of provincial elections across an entire electoral division over a period of 10 years. The person hired as returning officer must be available full time during provincial by-elections, general elections and referendums. In […]

Categories: Institutional, Jobs, Provincial

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

1 April 2020

Exceptional measures due to COVID-19: Extension of document submission deadlines for political entities

Provincial level Financial reports of authorities – Period ending December 31, 2019 The deadline for filing the financial report stipulated in Article 117 of the Election Act (CQLR, Chapter E-3.3) is extended to June 1, 2020. Financial report of political parties – Period ending December 31, 2019 The deadline for the filing of the 2019 financial report pursuant to Articles 113, […]

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

11 February 2020

Chief Electoral Officer’s reflections and recommendations on Bill 39

Pierre Reid, Chief Electoral Officer and Chair of Québec’s Commission de la représentation électorale, recently took part in the special consultations and public hearings on Bill 39, An Act to establish a new electoral system, in order to share his reflections and recommendations on the proposed legislation. During his speech, Mr. Reid made observations on various aspects of Bill 39, […]

Categories: Institutional, Provincial, Voting

3 December 2019

Voters in training: small polling stations results

Tying in with the Jean-Talon by-election, small polling stations were set up for children alongside the regular polling stations. After watching their parents cast their ballots, children could take their turns doing so in specially-designed polling stations. A total of 654 future electors voted for one of four possible responses to the question “What’s most important […]

Categories: By-election, Democracy education, Provincial

22 November 2019

By-election on December 2, 2019 in the Jean-Talon electoral division: Welcome to future voters!

Family voting is back, this time for the by-election in Jean-Talon! Just like in the last general provincial election, we’re inviting future electors to accompany their parents or grandparents. The children can participate by casting a vote in our “small polling stations”. On the advance polling days (November 24 and 25) as well as on […]

Categories: By-election, Democracy education, Provincial

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