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International activities

Since 1992, the Chief Electoral Officer 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, Élections 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 Chief Electoral Officer 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 mission

Mission to Senegal

From February 20 to 25, 2019, an Élections Québec representative travelled to Senegal to supervise a mission of the Réseau des compétences électorales francophones (RECEF) (network of francophone electoral skills). For Senegal's presidential election held on February 24, the Direction générale des élections du Sénégal (general directorate of elections of Senegal) invited the RECEF to send a mission as part of a working visit. The delegation was made up of election administrators from six member countries of the RECEF.

The participants met with the main organizations responsible for elections, they observed voting operations in Dakar and they participated in discussions and collaborated with the fact-finding and outreach mission of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. For more information on the mission, see the RECEF Website.

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Most Recent Welcoming Activities

Haitian delegation visits Élections Québec

From January 28 to February 1, 2019, six representatives of Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) took part in a visitor program hosted by Élections Québec. The activity was aimed at discussing electoral best practices in the run-up to Haiti's legislative, local and senate elections, scheduled for October 2019.

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