Press Release no. 1 - By-election of September 24, 2007 - By-election in the Electoral Division of Charlevoix on September 24, 2007



    QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - By virtue of a writ of the government
of Québec issued today, the Chief Electoral Officer, Me Marcel Blanchet, has
to hold elections on Monday, September 24, 2007, in the electoral division of
Charlevoix. Here are some key dates of the election period:

    
    - Issue of the writ :                      August 22, 2007
    - Prohibition of electoral advertising :   August 23 to 29, 2007
    - Filing of nomination papers :            August 24 to September 8, 2007
    - Revision of the list of electors :       September 3 to 11, 2007
    - Special revision :                       September 12 to 20, 2007
    - Advance poll :                           September 16 & 17, 2007
    - Polling day  :                           September 24, 2007


    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
www.electionsquebec.qc.ca or by contacting the Info Centre of the Chief
Electoral Officer. Media representatives may contact the media relations unit
at the following numbers 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 go on-line today and it will be updated on a regular
basis throughout the election period.
    From the Web site, it will be possible to consult the election calendar
and press releases, know the name of the returning officer and the address of
his office, and obtain certain 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 civic number of their residence 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
Centre.

    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:         info@electionsquebec.qc.ca

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

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

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