Press Release No. 2 - By-elections of June 22, 2009 - POSTAL BALLOT FOR ELECTORS TEMPORARILY ABSENT FROM QUEBEC

    QUEBEC CITY, May 20 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief Electoral Officer of Québec,
Me Marcel Blanchet, would like to inform electors of the electoral divisions
of Rivière-du-Loup and Marguerite-Bourgeoys that they can register for the
postal ballot right away if they will be outside Québec on polling day or
during the advance poll scheduled on June 14 and 15, 2009.
    Electors concerned by this measure are those who have been temporarily
absent from Québec for two years or less and who intend to return. During the
by-elections, electors may vote in the postal ballot as long as they are
entered on the list of electors outside Québec. The registration form can be
downloaded from the Website of the Chief Electoral Officer at the following
address: in the "Voting right" section. The
applications must be received in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer
latest June 3rd, at midnight.
    It is worth noting that the two-year limit does not apply to electors who
are transferred outside Québec while working for the Québec government, the
government of Canada or an international organization of which Québec or
Canada is a member and to which it pays a contribution. Neither does it apply
to the spouse of the elector concerned or his dependents who are qualified
electors. In addition to the required documents, electors transferred outside
Québec have to provide an attestation of their transfer outside Québec.
    Me Blanchet would like to make it known that electors who have been
absent from Québec for two years or less may register at any time in order to
take advantage of the postal ballot during general or by-elections or during
    -%SU: CPN,SOC
    -%RE: 35,37

For further information:

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

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