Running in the Upcoming School Elections - Anyone who Wishes to Run can be Authorized Immediately



    QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief Electoral Officer of
Québec, Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to inform those who would like to run
in the upcoming school elections that they can be authorized immediately by
the returning officer of their school board. This authorization enables them
especially to receive contributions or incur loans to finance their political
activities.
    Section 206.6 of the Act Respecting School Elections states that from
January 1st of an election year, an elector who would like to run as a
candidate can apply for authorization to the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec
who has delegated his power of authorization to the returning officer.
    Anyone who has the right to be entered on the list of electors of the
school board where he or she intends to run and who, on polling day, has been
domiciled on the territory of the school board for at least six months, can
run in the school election of November 4, 2007.
    For more information or to receive the necessary forms, please contact
the returning officer of the school board or the Info Centre of the Chief
Electoral Officer at the following toll free number: 1 888 ELECTIONS
(1 888 353-2846). You can also consult the Web site at the following address:
www.electionsquebec.qc.ca. On the home page, click on "Financing rules," then
on the link "Characteristics of the financing system" and, in the text, click
on the link "School board." This leads to a section where pertinent
information is arranged under the title "Authorization."
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For further information:

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

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