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August 3, 2012
Press Release no. 8 – September 4, 2012 general election - Québec's Chief Electoral Officer makes public the preliminary expense limits and recalls the rules concerning private intervenors
Québec, August 3, 2012 –– In preparation for the upcoming September 4 general election, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to make known the preliminary authorized election expense limits for political parties and candidates.
Categories : Provincial, General election 2012


August 3, 2012
Press Release no. 7 – September 4, 2012 general election - At the time the general election was called, 5 893 614 electors were entered on the lists of electors
Québec, August 3, 2012 –– Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to inform the public that 5 893 614 electors are currently registered on the lists of electors, as compared to 5 729 240 when the order was issued for the December 8, 2008 general election (this last total did not include the number of voters registered to vote outside Québec).
Categories : Provincial, General election 2012


August 3, 2012
Press release No. 6 – General election of September 4, 2012 - Voting by mail for electors who are temporarily absent from Québec
Quebec City, August 3, 2012 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to inform electors from Québec that they may register as of now to vote by mail if they expect to be outside the province on election day (September 4, 2012) and during advance polling (August 26 and 27, 2012), and if they are unable to vote at the office of the returning officer on any of the following five days: August 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 2012.
Categories : Provincial, General election 2012


August 3, 2012
Press Release no. 5 – September 4, 2012 general election - Posters and billboards during the electoral period
Québec, August 3, 2012 – Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to recall the rules governing posters and billboards during an election period. Pursuant to the Election Act, here are the rules that must be followed.
Categories : Provincial, General election 2012


August 1st, 2012
Press release No. 4 – General election of September 4, 2012 - Compared to the general election of December 2008, polling in 2012 will take place within a renewed framework
Quebec City, August 1, 2012 – A number of elements of the electoral framework for the 2012 general election will distinguish this event from the 2008 vote. A new electoral map, “novelties” with respect to how to exercise one’s right to vote, and changes to the Election Act concerning the financing of political parties, violations of the Act, and their legal consequences are now part of the electoral landscape.
Categories : Provincial, General election 2012


August 1st, 2012
Press Release no. 3 – September 4, 2012 general election - Elections expenses and political contributions:there are rules that must be followed
Québec, August 1, 2012 – Within the context of the upcoming September 4 general election, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, would like to remind electors and candidates about the main rules found in the Election Act regarding political contributions and the control of election expenses. As for the rules concerning election expenses, they apply starting tomorrow, August 2, until the close of polling stations on September 4.
Categories : Provincial, 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


August 1st, 2012
Press Release no. 1 A general election will be held in Québec on September 4, 2012
Québec, August 1, 2012 – Pursuant to an order of the Government of Québec issued today, Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer, must hold a general election in Québec on September 4 of this year.
Categories : Provincial, General election 2012


July 17, 2012
Public notice - Intention of withdrawal of authorization
Category : Municipal


June 19, 2012
The Chief Electoral Officer discloses highlights from the financial reports of provincial and municipal political parties for 2011
Quebec City, June 19, 2012 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, today disclosed the financial reports of Québec’s 18 provincial political parties for the fiscal year ending December 2011. In accordance with the provisions of the Election Act, the deadline for filing 2011 financial reports for political parties was April 30, 2012, whereas it was April 1, 2012 for party authorities and other authorized entities. The various reports are published in two different documents, with the first volume presenting information concerning the financial situation of the provincial political parties and the second containing the lists of persons having made contributions to political entities.
Categories : Provincial, Financial reports


June 11, 2012
Watch for the results: the preliminary results on-line
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


June 8, 2012
Press release No. 11 – By-elections of June 11, 2012 in Argenteuil and LaFontaine - 288 polling stations will be open on polling day
Quebec City, June 8, 2012 –– Concerning the by-elections in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine, to be held on Monday, June 11, 2012, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, is reporting that a total of 288 polling stations, spread over 42 polling places, will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. 155 polling stations will be open in Argenteuil, while 133 will receive the electors in LaFontaine.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


May 31, 2012
Press release No. 10 – By-election of June 11, 2012 - This coming Sunday and Monday electors in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine will be able to vote through advance polling
Quebec City, May 31, 2012 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, would like to remind electors from the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine that there will be advance polling on June 3 and 4, 2012. This opportunity to vote is available to all those who do not wish to vote on June 11, 2012, the day of “ordinary” voting.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


May 30, 2012
Press release No. 9 – By-election of June 11, 2012 in Argenteuil and LaFontaine - Various procedures are available for electors wishing to exercise their right to vote
Quebec City, May 30, 2012 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, reminds electors in the electoral division of Bonaventure that there are various ways for them to exercise their right to vote in the by-election of June 11, to be held in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine. Mr. Drouin also reminds them that registration on the list of electors is a pre-requisite for exercising their right to vote. Duly registered electors can then vote on polling day or at an advance poll, a mobile polling station or at the office of the returning officer. Furthermore, it’s at the office of the returning officer that they will be entitled to vote for a candidate from their home electoral division, while temporarily residing in another.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


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


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