Municipal elections - 2017

How to run as a candidate

   Choosing of a position

A person can run for only one position on the municipal council.

Admission condition

To do so, during a general election, the person must have the right to be entered on the municipality’s list of electors and must have resided within that territory continuously or otherwise for at least 12 months on September 1 of the year of the general election or, in the case of a by-election, for at least 12 months on the date of publication of the notice of election.

Required form

A nomination paper may be obtained from the office of the returning officer of the municipality or in attached file. 

Grouping allowed

In the case of municipalities subject to the rules governing the financing of political parties (municipalities with a population of 5 000 or more), candidates can join together in authorized parties. As for the other municipalities, candidates can form tickets recognized by the returning officer.

Period for submitting nomination papers

The period during which the person may file his duly completed nomination paper along with the appropriate documents at the office of the returning officer begins on the 44th day and ends at 4:30 p.m. on the 30th day preceding the day set for the election. Be sure to check the days and times when the office of your returning officer is open. This year it is between September 22 and October 6.

 

 Qualified voter at an election

Qualified elector at a general election or a by-electionTo be a qualified elector, you must:

  • be 18 years old on polling day,

AND

  • September 1 in the year of a general election, or at the time of a by-election, at the date on which the writ of election is published:
    • be a Canadian citizen;
    • not be under curatorship;
    • not have been found guilty of an offence that is a corrupt electoral practice;

And at that same date (September 1st or date of publication of the notice of election), you must meet one of the following two conditions:

  • be domiciled in the municipality and have been domiciled in Québec for at least six months;
  • have been, for at least 12 months, the owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment situated on the territory of the municipality.

An elector who is not domiciled in the municipality, but who is the owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment situated on the territory of the municipality, must transmit a signed writing to the municipality asking to have his name added to the list of electors.

Persons who are co-owners of an immovable or co-occupants of a business establishment must designate from among themselves, by means of a power of attorney sent to the municipality, only one person who can be entered on the list of electors.

To be registered on the electoral list you must complete the form available at the municipal office or in attached file at the bottom of page.

Voting by mail at Metis-sur-Mer

See field: provincial

Voting by mail will be of interest notably to those municipalities of Québec, a portion of whose electorate is made up of seasonal residents who live in another municipality for part of the year.

The rules stipulate that voting by mail is reserved for electors entered on the list of electors in a capacity other than that of domiciled person, which means that voting by mail cannot be used by people who reside, for example, all year round on the territory of a municipality.

To be registered on the electoral list and have the right to vote by mail, you must complete the form available at the municipal office or in attached file at the bottom of page.

 

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