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International activities

Since 1992, the Directeur général des élections du Québec has been able, with the government's authorization, to provide his assistance and cooperation in the electoral field.

As an independent institution reporting to the National Assembly of Québec, the Directeur général des élections du Québec plays an active role internationally by sharing his electoral expertise with countries and international organizations devoted to the promotion of democracy and the well-being of individuals.

In so doing, the Directeur général des élections du Québec wants to contribute to the development of knowledge and the strengthening of electoral systems. He relies on the custom-tailored transfer of his expertise to support election officials in their efforts to consolidate electoral processes.

Already in 1985, the Institution was collaborating in missions at the international level and was hosting delegations and visitors from various countries.

You can consult the list of missions and the list of the Hosting of delegations and foreign visitors. (In French)

Recent missions

Mission to Cabo Verde

From November 22-24, 2017, Directeur général des élections du Québec representatives took part in a mission to Praia, Cabo Verde, where they coordinated the organization of a workshop on the use of ICT in electoral processes, in collaboration with International IDEA. This event was also supported by Cabo Verde’s national elections commission and the International Organisation of La Francophonie.

The Directeur général des élections du Québec representatives also attended an extraordinary general meeting of the Network of Francophone Electoral Skills (RECEF) (in French) with a view to electing two new administrators to fill vacant positions.

For further information, please visit RECEF's website.

Mission to Austria

Three Directeur général des élections du Québec representatives took part in the second International Conference for Electronic Voting (E-Vote-ID), which was held in Austria from October 24-27, 2017. As one of the main international events in the electronic voting field, this conference brings together experts from around the world working in academia, as well as in the electoral, governmental and corporate sectors. Various forms of electronic voting were addressed from three different perspectives: (1) technical and security issues; (2) legal, socio-political and administrative issues; and (3) implementation experiences and existing technologies.

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Most Recent Welcoming Activities

Reception of the president of the RECEF

On November 23, 2016, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, as part of his functions as secretary general of the Réseau des compétences électorales francophones (RECEF), coordinated a working meeting between the president of the RECEF, on a mission to Québec as representative of the secretary general of La Francophonie, and Canadian partners specialized in offering services and computer support in elections.

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