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September 6, 2012
Training for official agents: production of election expenses' returns
Categories : Provincial, DGE


September 3, 2012
Press release no. 23 – September 4, general election. Close to 5 million electors are invited to the polls tomorrow
Québec, September 3, 2012 – Mr. Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer, invites close to 5 million electors to exercise their right to vote tomorrow, election day. They are electors who have not already voted at the advance polling from August 24 to 30. From 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 19 680 polling stations will be open and ninety hundred thousand election officers will be on hand to administer the election. A total of 892 candidates are hoping to win the favour of the electorate.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2012


September 1st, 2012
Press release no. 22 – September 4, 2012 general election. Final advance polling figures: 16,61 % of the electors registered exercised their right to vote
Québec, September 1, 2012 –– Mr. Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to announce that 980 498 electors exercised their right to vote in the advance poll by using the various methods offered to them between August 24 and August 30. This total corresponds to 16,6 % of the total number of electors registered prior to the special revision, which also ended Thursday. This total number includes the data concerning the "traditional" advance polling, namely on August 26 and 27. It also includes the vote at the domicile of the elector or in a residential facility. Finally, the total includes the vote at the office of the returning officer, for the electors who voted in the electoral division where they were or for those who voted at distance in the riding of their domicile, using the vote outside their electoral division.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2012


August 28, 2012
Press release no. 21 – September 4, 2012 general election. 919 120 electors have exercised their right to vote at the end of the second day of advance polling
Québec, August 28, 2012 –– At the end of the second day of advance polling held on Monday, August 27, Mr. Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer, announces that 919 120 electors exercised their right to vote to date. This total corresponds to 15,57 % of the total number of electors registered on the lists of electors prior to the special revision. It should be noted that this number of electors includes those who voted at the office of the returning officer on August 24 and 25, as well as the electors who voted at their domicile or in a residential facility on these same days.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2012


August 27, 2012
Press release no. 20 – September 4, 2012 general election. Advance polling update after Day 1 : 500 805 electors exercised their right to vote
Québec, August 27, 2012 –– At the end of the first day of advance polling held on Sunday, August 26, Mr. Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer, announces that 500 805 electors exercised their right to vote to date. This total corresponds to 8,48 % of the total number of electors registered on the lists of electors prior to the special revision. It should be noted that this number of electors includes those who voted at the office of the returning officer on August 24 and 25, as well as the electors who voted at their domicile or in a residential facility on these same days.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2012


August 20, 2012
Press Release no. 15 – September 4, 2012 general election. 3,269 Quebecers staying in 115 countries are registered to “vote outside Québec”
Quebec City, August 20, 2012 ––The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to announce that 3,269 electors who are temporarily absent from Québec have registered for postal voting for the September 4, 2012 general election. These electors are either certain to be staying or expect to be staying in 115 countries, on every continent, on polling day. The total of 3,269 electors registered to “vote outside Québec” is lower than the number for the December 8, 2008 general election, when 5,487 electors were registered to do so.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2012


August 19, 2012
ERRATUM- Press release no. 14 – September 4, 2012 general election. 894 candidates will be running in the September 4th general election
An error appeared in our press release dated August 18, 254 female candidates will compete in the elections on September 4, not 251. The total of 894 is not affected by this clarification. Some statistics taking into account the number of female candidates have been slightly modified.
Category : DGE


August 18, 2012
Press release no. 14 – September 4, 2012 general election. 894 candidates will be running in the September 4th general election
Québec, August 18, 2012 –– In preparation for the upcoming September 4th general election, Mr. Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, announces that after the period for filing nomination papers, which ended at 2 p.m. today, 894 nomination papers have been accepted in the 125 electoral divisions of Québec. In comparison, 651 candidates ran in the 2008 general election. Consequently, there are 243 candidates more than in the last election. In fact, the total of 894 candidates is the highest number recorded in Québec since the number of electoral divisions in a general election increased to 125, namely since September 25, 1989.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2012


August 7, 2012
Press release no. 9 – September 4, 2012 general election. The "Are you registered on the list of electors?" notice: an important source of information for electors
Québec, August 7, 2012 –– In preparation for the upcoming September 4 general election, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer, wishes to remind electors that the "Are you registered on the list of electors?" notice, which is being distributed to their domicile this week, is an important source of information. Not only does this notice allow electors to check whether their name is correctly entered on the list of electors, it also provides them with information concerning the place where they can register, make corrections, or have a person struck from the list. Over the next few days, around 3,900,000 notices will be distributed to as many addresses, all across Québec.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2012


August 1st, 2012
Press Release no. 2 – September 4, 2012 general election. Numerous sources of information to keep you fully informed about the general election
Québec, August 1, 2012 –– Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to remind electors and media representatives that numerous sources of information are available to follow the evolution of the election period that is beginning tomorrow, in preparation for the September 4 general election. It will be possible to learn more about the major stages of the election process, the rules governing the election or financing, the characteristics of electoral divisions and data on past elections by visiting the Website of the Chief Electoral Officer, the Information Centre or the press relations office. Notices distributed to every home as well as advertising in the various media outlets are also means allowing electors to obtain information.
Categories : Provincial, DGE, General election 2012


May 26, 2012
Press release No. 8 – By-elections of June 11, 2012- 19 people running for office in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine
Quebec City, May 26, 2012 –– A total of 19 nomination papers have been accepted for the by-elections of June 11, 2012 in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine. The period for filing nomination papers ended at 2:00 p.m. today.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


May 15, 2012
A guilty plea is entered following a violation of the AERM
Quebec City, May 14, 2012 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to inform the general public that a guilty plea was entered following a violation of the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM).
Categories : Municipal, Infractions of the ARERM, DGE


May 9, 2012
Press release No. 1 – By-election of June 11, 2012 - By-election in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine on June 11, 2012
Quebec City, May 9, 2012 –– In accordance with an order issued today by the government of Québec, the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin, must hold an election on Monday, June 11, 2012 in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine. Here are a few important dates for the electoral period:
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


April 26, 2012
Voting by mail for electors temporarily absent from Quebec
Québec City, April 26, 2012 –– Mr. Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to inform Québec electors who are currently staying outside Québec, or are about to do so, that they can register effective immediately to avail themselves of voting by mail at the time of a general election, a by-election or a referendum.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections, DGE


June 2, 2011
Appointment of the returning officers of 17 electoral divisions of Quebec

 

Québec, June 2, 2011 – Today, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Mr. Jacques Drouin, is proceeding with the nomination of 17 returning officers. In each electoral division the returning officer carries out all of the activities related to the holding of an election or a referendum and sees to the application of the laws administered by the Chief Electoral Officer.
Categories : Provincial, Divers, DGE


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