Press Release no 14 - General Elections of March 26, 2007 - Invitation to Students to Choose Where They Will Vote



    QUEBEC CITY, March 2 /CNW Telbec/ - In view of the general elections
scheduled on March 26, 2007, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec would like
to inform electors who have temporarily left their domicile to study, that
they can apply to vote in the electoral division where they are residing for
studies.
    Like any other application for modification on the list of electors,
students who would like to take advantage of this right simply have to contact
the board of revisors that is assigned to their new address. This application
must be made during the period of revision of the list of electors, i.e.,
between March 5 and 13, 2007, during the opening hours of the board of
revisors (between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., on Saturdays and Sundays). They must show two identification
documents to the board of revisors one of which must bear their name and date
of birth (e.g.: birth certificate or health insurance card) while the other
must bear their name and address (e.g.: lease or phone bill). It is worth
noting that a board of revisors normally sits in universities and cégeps that
have student residences.
    The special revision period runs from March 14 to 22, 2007, (between 9:00
a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on
Saturdays and Sundays; the special board of revisors closes at 2:00 p.m. on
Thursday, March 22). Students who have not yet done so can still apply to be
entered on the list of electors. To know the address of the special board of
revisors, electors concerned can contact the returning officer of the
electoral division where they would like to vote. Note, however, that any new
entry on the list of electors that is done during the special revision period
enables the elector to vote on polling day, i.e., Monday, March 26, 2007, but
not in the advance poll.
    To draw the attention of students to this special provision of the
Election Act, posters will be placed in every college or university campus
residence.
    Students are invited to consult the new Website Pourquoi je vote
(www.pourquoijevote.qc.ca) that is intended for young adults. This site is
packed with information, including detailed information on every electoral
division, and the latter can be easily identified using the postal code. The
site also enables anyone to determine his or her "election profile" so as to
obtain specific information on the election campaign based on their specific
concerns.
    Students can also obtain information by calling the Info Centre at
1-888-ELECTION.
    -%SU: CPN
    -%RE: 1




For further information:

For further information: Denis Dion, Information Agent, (418) 644-3320,
1 888-870-3320, ddion@dgeq.qc.ca

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