Press Release no 6 - By-election of September 29, 2008 - Electors of Jean-Talon Electoral Division May Take Advantage of the Special Revision and the Advance Poll



    QUEBEC, Sept. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec,
Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to remind electors who are interested that they
can take advantage of the special revision and the advance poll for the
by-election of September 29, 2008, in the Jean-Talon electoral division. The
special revision will take place from September 17 to 25, 2008, while the
advance poll will be held on September 21 and 22, 2008.

    THE SPECIAL REVISION

    Electors who were unable to take advantage of the regular revision period
have one last opportunity, until September 25th, 2 p.m, to register on the
list of electors, make a correction to their entry or ask for their name to be
struck off. To do so, they must go to the special revision office situated at
2050, René-Lévesque W. boulevard, 1st floor. The special revision office is
open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, except on September 29th, from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
    Any application for entry filed at the special revision office must be
accompanied by two identification documents, one of which must mention the
elector's name and date of birth while the other must mention his name and
domiciliary address. Furthermore, unlike the procedure that was used during
the regular revision period, the application must be filed by the elector in
person.
    Finally, Me Blanchet would like to remind the persons who register on the
list of electors during the special revision period that they cannot exercise
their voting right on advance polling days, i.e., on September 21st and 22nd,
but only on election day on September 29th or at the office of the returning
officer as mentioned below.
    Furthermore, it is important to note that, unlike the procedure that
prevails during federal elections, the Québec Election Act does not allow
electors to register on the list of electors on polling day. The deadline for
registering on the list of electors is thus September 25, 2008, 2 p.m.

    THE ADVANCE POLL

    The advance poll in the Jean-Talon electoral division will be held on
Sunday, September 21st and on Monday, September 22nd between 9:30 a.m. and
8 p.m.
    Every elector who would like to vote in the advance poll must establish
his identity after providing his name and address to the deputy returning
officer by presenting one of the following documents: health insurance card,
driver's license, Canadian passport, certificate of Indian status or Canadian
forces ID.

    FIVE ADDITIONAL DAYS TO VOTE

    If an elector is unable to vote on polling day or on the days of the
advance poll, he has five additional days to vote at the office of the
returning officer or at one of the designated offices.

    The dates and the hours for these additional days are:

    - September 19, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    - September 20, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    - September 23 and 24, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    - September 25, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    To receive the address of the polling station to which they are assigned,
electors are invited to consult the notice that was recently mailed to them.
They may also consult the special section devoted to the by-election on the
Chief Electoral Officer's Web site (www.electionsquebec.qc.ca) or contact the
Info Centre at the following numbers:

    1 888 ELECTION (1 888 353-2846)
    1 800 537-0644 - telecommunications device for the deaf (TTD)
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For further information:

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

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