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May 25, 2012
Press release No. 7 – By-elections of June 11, 2012 - Electors from Argenteuil and LaFontaine who are absent from their domicile can vote outside their electoral division
Quebec City, May 24, 2012 – Looking ahead to the by-elections of June 11, 2012 in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine, the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin, wishes to inform electors of certain changes to the Election Act. As a result of these new provisions, workers, students, persons receiving health care in facilities or centres, or those having left their domicile for reasons of safety will no longer be able to register on the list of electors of their temporary place of residence, as was allowed under former section 3 of the Election Act. Moreover, for the first time, they may vote for a candidate from their home electoral division, while temporarily residing in another. For example, a student whose domicile is in Lachute, in the electoral division of Argenteuil, who is studying at Cégep Marie-Victorin, in the electoral division of LaFontaine, could exercise his or her right to vote in Argenteuil at the office of the returning officer for LaFontaine.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


May 16, 2012
Communiqué No. 6 – By-election of June 11, 2012 in Argenteuil and LaFontaine - The electors of Argenteuil and LaFontaine are invited to ensure that they are registered on the list of electors
Quebec City, May 16, 2012 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, invites the electors of the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine to make sure that their names appear on the list of electors in order that they may exercise their right to vote in the upcoming by-election of June 11, 2012. Revision of the list of electors is carried out from May 21 to 29, 2011, and will be followed by a special revision period that will last until June 7, 2012.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


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 14, 2012
Press release No. 5 – By-elections of June 11 in Argenteuil and LaFontaine - Mobile polling in residential facilities and at the elector's domicile
Quebec City, May 14, 2012 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, would like to remind all electors with reduced mobility from the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine that they can exercise their right to vote at their domicile or in a residential facility. It should however be noted that in the case of these alternative polling methods, an application must be addressed to the returning officer with due dispatch.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


May 14, 2012
Press release No. 4 – By-elections of June 11, 2012 in Argenteuil and LaFontaine - In the electoral debate, third parties must respect the equity rules outlined in the Election Act
Quebec City, May 11, 2012 – In the wake of the recently announced by-elections in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine, the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin, would like to underscore certain rules outlined in the Election Act designed to guarantee equal opportunity among the parties and candidates involved in this vote. In particular, he wishes to point out that third parties may not incur expenses to promote or oppose a candidate of a party or an independent candidate. This should not however preclude the expression of opinions by means not involving election expenses as defined in the Act.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


May 10, 2012
Press release No. 3 – By-election of June 11, 2012 in Argenteuil et LaFontaine - Voting by mail for electors who are temporarily absent from Québec
Quebec City, May 10, 2012 –– The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, Jacques Drouin, wishes to inform electors from the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine that they may register as of now to vote by mail if they expect to be outside Québec on election day (June 11 2012) and during advance polling (June 3 and 4, 2012), and if they are unable to vote at the office of the returning officer on any of the following five days: June 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 2012.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


May 10, 2012
Press release No. 2 – By-elections of March 12, 2012 in Argenteuil and LaFontaine - Election expenses and political contributions: rules to respect
Quebec City, May 10, 2012 – Concerning the by-election of June 11, 2012 in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine, Jacques Drouin, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, wishes to remind electors and candidates of the main rules included in the Election Act with respect to the control of election expenses and the soliciting of political contributions. It should be underlined from the outset that the rules concerning election expenses are in force as of now, i.e. the beginning of the electoral period, until the closing of polling stations on June 11, 2012.
Categories : Provincial, By-elections


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


April 20, 2012
Municipal by-election on June 3, 2012, for a position of Councillor in Lac-Brome
Québec City, April 20, 2012 – A municipal by-election will be held in Lac-Brome on June 3 next, to fill the position of councillor in electoral district number 4. In accordance with the time limits laid out in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, individuals wishing to run as candidates in this by-election have until May 4, to submit their nomination papers to Mr. Jacques Bourret, the returning officer.
Categories : Municipal, By-elections


February 29, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE – WITHDRAWAL OF AUTHORIZATION
Categories : Municipal, Authorized political parties


February 29, 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE – WITHDRAWAL OF AUTHORIZATION
Categories : Municipal, Authorized political parties


February 17, 2012
Municipal by-election on April 1, 2012, for a position of Councillor in Beaconsfield
Québec City, February 17, 2012 – A municipal by-election will be held in Beaconsfield on April 1 next, to fill the position of councillor in electoral district number 4. In accordance with the time limits laid out in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, individuals wishing to run as candidates in this by-election have until March 2, to submit their nomination papers to Mrs. Helen Finn, the returning officer.
Categories : Municipal, By-elections


February 14, 2012
The Commission de la représentation électorale publishes its final report concerning Québec's new electoral map
Quebec City, February 14, 2012 – With today’s tabling of its final report, the Commission de la représentation électorale (CRE) has completed the process of revising Québec’s electoral map. The document entitled People are Moving, the Electoral Map is Changing – Québec’s Electoral Map for 2011 – Final Report follows the publication of the list of the 125 new electoral divisions in the Gazette officielle du Québec on October 20, 2011.
Categories : 2011 electoral map, Provincial, CRE, 2011 electoral map


February 3, 2012
Updating of penalties for offences under the Election Act
The National Assembly recently increased many of the fines for offences against the provisions governing voting, political party financing and the control of election expenses. The increases were triggered by a variety of circumstances, and clearly illustrate the importance ascribed by the National Assembly to the Election Act.
Categories : Provincial, Provincial financing


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