School Elections of November 4, 2007 - WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOTE? YOUR NAME MUST BE ENTERED ON THE LIST OF SCHOOL ELECTORS



    QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec,
Me Marcel Blanchet, invites electors who would like to exercise their voting
rights during the school elections of November 4, 2007, to ensure that their
name is correctly entered on the list of electors of their school board.
    To this end, the returning officer of the school board will send out a
public notice latest October 6, 2007, indicating the location, days and times
that the list can be consulted and where it will be possible to present an
application for entry, correction or striking off.
    Furthermore, latest October 6, 2007, every school board shall mail a
notice to every address on its territory where one or more electors are
entered. This notice reproduces the entries that appear on the list of
electors so that its accuracy can be ascertained.
    For its part, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer has mailed about
520,000 notices to addresses where no elector is entered on the permanent list
of electors. Persons domiciled at these addresses are invited to contact the
returning officer to find out if they are entitled to be entered on the list
of school electors.
    It is possible to request a change to the list of electors until
October 16, 2007, at 10:00 p.m.
    An application for entry, correction or striking off can be filed by the
person personally, by his spouse, by a relative or by a person who cohabits
with him. In the case of an application for entry, two supporting documents
are required: one mentioning the name and date of birth of the person
concerned and the other, the name and address of his current domicile. An
application for striking off can also be filed by an elector who is entered on
the list of electors of the same electoral division.
    It is worth noting that until October 16, inclusively, an elector who
would like to exercise his voting right in the English language school board
and who is entitled to do so, must notify his returning officer. Any
application may also be presented to the board of revisors or to a person who
is designated to receive it.
    To be a qualified elector in a school board, a person must satisfy the
following conditions on polling day:

    - be 18 years old;
    - be a Canadian citizen;
    - be domiciled in Québec for at least six months;
    - be domiciled on the territory of the school board;
    - not be under curatorship;
    - not be disqualified from voting.

    The list of school electors is established by the returning officer of
the school board from the list of domiciled electors provided by the Chief
Electoral Officer.
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For further information:

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

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