Marcel Blanchet, Chief Electoral Officer, participated in the 5th Québec-Catalonia Joint Committee which was held in Barcelona in March 2008. He presented the electoral process experience and expertise exchange project to the Joint Committee.

During his stay, work days were also held at the offices of the Àrea de Processos Electorals. The Chief Electoral Officer obtained Catalan literature on electronic voting and citizen participation in democracy.

This mission also made possible an exchange on experiences and good practices related to the planning and logistics of electoral processes, especially in the use of new technologies and the training of electoral staff.