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Complaints in connection with the application of electoral laws or with the services provided by Élections Québec

Do you think you may have witnessed an irregular or unusual situation or would you like to report a potential violation of Québec's electoral laws? Are you dissatisfied with the service provided by Élections Québec? If so, you may wish to submit a complaint.

How do I submit a complaint?

  1. Name of the persons or organizations involved (political parties, candidates, individuals, etc.).
  2. Facts and circumstances indicating why you think a violation was committed.
  3. Reasons why you think a law or regulation was violated.
  4. Date, time and location of the event that took place.
  5. Supporting documentation (photos, images, URL address, etc.) that might be useful.
  6. Your complete contact information so we can get in touch with you (first name, last name, address, phone number and email).
  7. Send your message by email to info@electionsquebec.qc.ca.

Once your complaint has been received, you will receive a confirmation email no later than the following business day. You will get an answer once your complaint has been processed.

All complaints are kept confidential. You can also refer to our Complaints Policy.

Tip line concerning political party financing

You wish to report a situation with regards to financing?

Contact us at 1-855-644-9529 or 418-644-9529, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

All information will be handled in such a way as to ensure complete confidentiality and security. You may remain anonymous if you wish to do so.

What is a tip line?

It is a channel of communication through which to report - entirely confidentially - facts or situations having to do with the financing of political parties.

Why is there such a line?

Under the Election Act and the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, we have powers of review, audit and investigation regarding the financing of political parties, at both provincial and municipal levels.

Any information provided may be useful in carrying out this mandate.

What is political financing?

Political financing encompasses:

  1. Financing in itself (contributions, membership, loans, fundraising, allowances);
  2. Election expenses related to an election and current expenses of political entities.

Examples of situations that may be reported:

  • Your name was used to make a contribution for which you were reimbursed (the practice of contributing in another's name);
  • You witnessed an unreported electoral expense;
  • You witnessed a business or an organization cover an expense for or financially assist a candidate or political party;
  • You witnessed that a sum of cash was given to an elected official or a political party.