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Municipal by-elections

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Municipal by-elections may be held when a councillor or mayor position becomes vacant.

  • If the position becomes vacant more than 12 months before the next scheduled municipal general election date, the returning officer of the municipality is required to call a by-election to fill the vacancy.
  • If the position becomes vacant less than 12 months before the municipal general election date, the municipal council may decide whether or not a by-election will be held.

The returning officer sets the date of the by-election, which must be held on a Sunday no more than four months after the municipal has been informed that the position is vacant.

The table below shows various by-elections underway or that have been held in recent months in municipalities with 5,000 or more inhabitants. By-elections are also held in municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants.

For further information, please contact the returning officer for each municipality. If necessary, please refer to Québec's Répertoire des municipalités (municipal directory – in French) maintained by the ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation (municipal affairs and housing department).

By-elections in municipalities with 5,000 or more inhabitants
Municipality
(designation)
Position (seat, district or borough) Election day and other important dates
Brownsburg-Chatham (V) Councillor number 1 June 9, 2019
Important dates
Chambly (V) Mayor,
Councillor number 1, du Canton,
Councillor number 3, Charles-Michel-De-Salaberry,
Councillor number 8, des Grandes-Terres
June 23, 2019
Important dates
Drummondville (V) Councillor number 4 June 16, 2019
Important dates
La Malbaie (V) Councillor number 3 June 16, 2019
Important dates
Montcalm (MRC) Councillor number 0 March 10, 2019
Important dates
Saint-Basile-le-Grand (V) Councillor number 3 March 3, 2019
Important dates
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville (V) Councillor number 4 June 2, 2019
Important dates
Saint-Calixte (M) Councillor number 5 March 10, 2019
Important dates
Saint-Colomban (V) Councillor number 2 May 5, 2019
Important dates
Saint-Lazare (V) Councillor number 2, District 2,
Councillor number 2, District 2,
Councillor number 2, District 2,
Councillor number 3, District 3,
Councillor number 3, District 3,
Councillor number 3, District 3
June 9, 2019
Important dates
Sept-Îles (V) Councillor number 9, de Moisie-Les Plages July 7, 2019
Important dates
Trois-Rivières (V) Mayor May 5, 2019
Important dates
Val-des-Monts (M) Councillor number 5 March 3, 2019
Important dates
Varennes (V) Councillor number 2, La Sitière March 31, 2019
Important dates

Update: May 25, 2019

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