QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief Electoral Officer of
Québec, Jacques Drouin, would like to remind all electors with reduced
mobility from the electoral divisions of Outremont and Viau 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.
The application must be forwarded by November 25 at the latest for
voting at one's domicile and by November 26 for mobile polling in a
Voting at an elector's domicile
An elector who is unable to move about for health reasons may vote at
his or her domicile. A caregiver living at the same address as the
elector is entitled to vote at the same time if he or she files an
application to this effect. Only one caregiver is entitled to vote in
The returning officer must receive the written application by November
25, 2013 at the latest. In it the elector must certify that he or she
is unable to move about for health reasons. A witness must sign this
The application from the elector unable to move may be transmitted by
regular mail, fax, or an electronic process involving the reproduction
of an electronic signature. If an elector is unable to sign the
declaration, a spouse, a parent or a person cohabiting with the elector
may sign instead. The caregiver of an elector who can vote at his
domicile may submit a written application or do it by telephone.
Polling station personnel will visit electors on November 29 and 30 as
well as on December 3, 4 and 5. The returning officer will let them
know at what time the visit will take place.
Electors exercising their right to vote at their domicile, like all
other electors, must be registered on the list of electors before they
can vote. Electors who realize that they may be eligible to vote at
their domicile and who are not registered on the list of electors may
ask a board of revisers to come to their place of residence.
Mobile polling in a residential facility
Mobile polling is available for electors who are unable to move about
and who are lodged in a facility registered with the Ministère de la
Santé et des Services sociaux. In this case as well, electoral
personnel will go to the facility where the electors reside so that
they may exercise their right to vote.
Those wishing to avail themselves of this option simply have to ask the
returning officer for permission to do so by telephone or in writing,
by November 26, 2013 at the latest.
The returning officer will inform the elector about the day and time
when the mobile poll is to arrive at the elector's room or apartment.
As is the case for voting at the elector's domicile, the Chief Electoral
Officer offers electors unable to move about the option of registering
on or making corrections to the list of electors.
How to get in touch with the returning officer
The returning officer for the electoral division of Outremont, Mr.
Yanick Auer, may be reached at 514 231-7752.
His offices are located at 5359, Park avenue, in Montréal (Québec) H2V
The returning officer for the electoral division of Viau is Mr. André
Bourque. He may be reached at 514 229-1839.
His offices are located at 8261, St-Michel boulevard, in Montréal
(Québec) H1Z 3E4.
For more information
For more information concerning how to exercise of one's right to vote,
please feel free to consult the section entitled "I'm voting -
by-election" on the website of the Chief Electoral Officer, at www.electionsquebec.qc.ca.
Those wishing to find out more may also contact the Information Centre
at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, weekdays from 9:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. and weekends from noon to 5:00 p.m. These extended hours
are in effect throughout the election period. All applications related
to obtaining documents may be sent to the Information Centre as well.
SOURCE: Directeur général des élections
For further information:
418-644-3320 or 1-888-870-3320