Press Release no. 4 - By-elections of September 29, 2008 - You Must be Entered on the List of Electors To Exercise your Right to Vote



    QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief Electoral Officer of
Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to remind the public that, to vote in
the by-election scheduled in the electoral division of Jean-Talon on Monday,
September 29, 2008, you must be a qualified elector and be entered on the list
of electors. Me Blanchet would also like to mention that the revision of the
list of electors will take place from September 8 to 16, 2008, in this
electoral division.
    A qualified elector is someone who, on polling day, is 18 years old, is a
Canadian citizen and has been domiciled in Québec for at least six months or
for at least twelve months in the case of an elector who would like to vote
outside Québec. Furthermore, this person must not be under curatorship, or be
disqualified from voting.
    Me Blanchet would also like to stress that every elector is responsible
for ensuring that his name is entered on the list of electors and that it is
entered correctly. In this respect, a notice will be sent to every address
showing the information concerning electors who are entered at that address or
mentioning, if that is the case, that no elector is entered at that address.
It is thus very important to examine this notice and to not to discard it
since it also contains other important information for the exercise of voting
rights.

    THE REVISION OF THE LIST OF ELECTORS

    It is during the revision period scheduled from September 8 to 16, 2008,
that electors may file an application for entry, correction or striking off
the list of electors.
    If an elector notices that his name does not appear on the notice that
was mailed to him, that there is an error in his entry or if he would like his
name to be struck off the list of electors, he can file an application to that
effect during the revision period. An elector who notices, for instance, that
someone else is entered at his address, may take advantage of the revision
period to have the name struck off the list of electors.
    An application can be filed by the elector personally or by a spouse, a
relative or someone who cohabits with the elector. Applications for entry must
be accompanied by two identification documents one of which must mention the
name and date of birth of the elector concerned while the other must mention
his name and domiciliary address.
    All applications for entry, correction or striking off must be filed at
the revision office indicated on the notice received. The list of revision
offices and their addresses is also published in newspapers.
    Furthermore, electors can know the address of the revision office to
which they are assigned by consulting the Website of the Chief Electoral
Officer at www.electionsquebec.qc.ca, where they can simply enter their code
postal and building number of their address of domicile in the spaces
provided. This information can also be received by contacting the Info Centre
at 1 888 ELECTION (1 888 353-2846).

    MOBILE REVISION

    The Chief Electoral Officer offers the possibility for electors of
electoral division of Jean-Talon who are unable to move about for health
reasons to be entered on the list of electors and to make corrections to it.
Subject to a written request from such electors, a mobile board of revisors
can visit their domicile. A mobile board of revisors can also visit the
residential facilities of those three electoral divisions that are registered
with the ministère de la Santé and des Services sociaux. For more information,
you can contact the Info Centre or consult the special section on the Website
of the Chief Electoral Officer devoted to the by-election. Simply click the
"Electors" tab, then on "If you have difficulties voting".

    
    Source:  Cynthia Gagnon
             Information Officer
             418 644-3320 or 1 888 870-3320
             cgagnon@dgeq.qc.ca
    
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For further information:

For further information: Cynthia Gagnon, Information Officer, (418)
644-3320, 1-888-870-3320, cgagnon@dgeq.qc.ca

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