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Entry on the list of voters

Condition to exercise your right to vote

To exercise your right to vote, you must, at the time of voting, be an elector or a qualified voter of the municipality and be entered on the list of electors or the referendum list drawn up for the purposes of the municipal election or referendum.

Free choice of the citizen

In Québec, registration on a list of electors or a referendum list is left up to the choice of the citizen. Indeed, citizens decide whether or not they will participate in the polls.

Qualified elector at a general election or a by-election

To 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.