By-election in the Electoral Division of Jean-Talon on September 29, 2008

    QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - By virtue of a writ of the government
of Québec issued today, the Chief Electoral Officer, Me Marcel Blanchet, has
to hold election on Monday, September 29, 2008, in the electoral division of
Jean-Talon. Here are some key dates of the election period:

    - Issue of the writ                     : August 27, 2008
    - Prohibition of electoral advertising  : August 28 to September 3, 2008
    - Filing of nomination papers           : August 29 to September 13, 2008
    - Revision of the list of electors      : September 8 to 18, 2008
    - Special revision                      : September 17 to 25, 2008
    - Advance poll                          : September 21 and 22, 2008
    - Polling day                           : September 29, 2008

    For more information

    Electors can obtain complete information on the schedule of the electoral
period on the Web site of the Chief Electoral Officer at or by contacting the Info Centre of the Chief
Electoral Officer. Media representatives may contact the media relations unit
at the following numbers 418 644-3320 or 1 888 870-3320.
    On the Website, all information will be assembled in a special section
devoted to by-elections under comprehensive, easily accessible captions. This
special section will be updated on a regular basis throughout the election
    From the Web site, it will be possible to consult the election calendar
and the press releases, to know the names of the returning officer and the
address of his office and to obtain information on the electoral division such
as the number of electors and the electoral map.
    Other information will be added throughout the election period.
Furthermore, electors can obtain the list of candidates and locate the
revision office and polling station to which they are assigned by simply
entering the postal code and building number of their address of domicile in
the spaces provided.
    All the above information can also be obtained by contacting the Info
Centre of the Chief Electoral Officer from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to
Friday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. These
extended hours will go into effect starting today until the end of the
election period. All requests for documents may also be directed to the Info

    The contact information of the Info Centre is as follows:

    By telephone:   418 528-0422 - Québec City region
                    1 888 ELECTION (1 888 353-2846) - outside Québec City
                    1 800 537-0644 (for the hard of hearing)

    By e-mail:

    By mail:        The Chief Electoral Officer
                    Edifice René-Lévesque
                    3460, rue de La Pérade
                    Québec (Québec) G1X 3Y5
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For further information:

For further information: Cynthia Gagnon, Information Officer, (418)
644-3320, 1-888-870-3320,

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