2017 Municipal General Elections

Election

1-FOR ELECTORS:

The following is the official list of canddiates updated by the Director General of Elections of Quebec.

http://donnees.electionsmunicipales.quebec/candidats/candidates.html?v=66058

 

Provided there are two or more candidates for a given council position, Advance Polling and Election Day are fixed as follows:

 

ADVANCE POLLS:

Date and Hours: Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Polling Place: Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre, ACC.

Address: 5794 Parkhaven, Côte Saint-Luc, H4W 0A4

In the Gym

 

ELECTION DAY:

Date and Hours: Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 10:00am to 8:00pm

Polling Places: To be announced.

 

MOBILE POLLS are available under specific circumstances for electors who live in MSSS centers and who are unable to leave their rooms, by request only.

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017

 

IMPORTANT:

A Notice of Registration will be mailed to all addresses in Côte Saint-Luc specifying that address’ associated voting locations for Election Day and for the Advance Poll.

 

READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU ARE ENTERED ON THE LIST OF ELECTORS.

If your NAME does not appear on this notice, you must make an application to the Board of Revisors, in person, in order to be entered on the list of electors.

Only those entered on the list of electors may vote during this election.

 

REVISION PERIOD:

To be eligible to vote, an individual must be a “Qualified Elector” as at September 1, 2017. It is the elector’s responsibility to ensure that their name appears on the Municipal List of Electors and his/her details are correct.

To do so, a Revision Period will be held on the following dates and times, where Côte Saint-Luc residents who are qualified electors may visit, in person, to apply for entry onto the list of electors:

 

SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 15, 2017: 10:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday, October 18, 2017: 2:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday, October 22, 2017: 10:00am-5:00pm

Monday, October 23, 2017: 10:00am-8:00pm

 

The Board of Revisors will sit at:

Côte Saint-Luc City Hall
Council Chamber, 2nd Floor
5801 Cavendish Blvd,
Côte Saint-Luc (QC) H4W 3C3

 

NOTE: There will be a revision of the Municipal Electoral List only if there is a contested election for the position in question.

 

To be considered a “Qualified Elector” entitled to vote, an individual must be a Canadian Citizen and:

  1. Be aged 18 years or older as of November 5, 2017;

AND as of September 1, 2017, either (b) or (c)

  1. Reside in the City of Côte Saint-Luc, and in Quebec for at least 6 months; OR
  2. Have been, for at least 12 months, the owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment in the municipality.

* This is a simplified summary. For a full description of “qualified elector” for a municipal election, please see the large box at the end of this document.

 

2- WORKING ON VOTING DAYS:

We are actively recruiting for election officers in paid positions. If you are interested in being considered for work on election days in Côte Saint-Luc, please complete the form

 

**Municipal employees MAY apply to work as election officers.**

 

PLEASE NOTE: Recruitment phone calls will begin in early October only.

 

3-FOR CANDIDATES – NOMINATION AND PRE-AUTHORIZATION:

A. CANDIDATE AUTHORIZATION:

A potential candidate must seek authorization from the Returning Officer to start fundraising, solicit and collect campaign contributions, and to open a bank account.

For most independent candidates, the process simply requires the authorization request to be made in section 12 of the candidate nomination paper.

Kindly contact the Returning Officer, Me Andrea Charon or her assistant for more details about this process.  

 

B. NOMINATION:

The nomination period, by-appointment, is from Friday, September 22, 2017 to Friday, October 6, 2017 as follows:

 

Place:

Côte Saint-Luc City Hall,

“Salon” Conference Room, 2nd Floor,

5801 Cavendish Blvd.

Côte Saint-Luc H4W 3C3

Attention: Mark Gross, Assistant Returning Officer

 

Please contact Mark Gross, Assistant Returning Officer, at 514-485-8667 or by e-mail at elections@cotesaintluc.org to schedule an appointment.

 

Required Documents:

Bring your driver’s license, medicare card, duly completed nomination papers containing at least the following number of signatures of electors from the municipality:

 

- For Mayor: At least 50 signatures.

- For Councillor: At least 25 signatures.

 

It is STRONGLY advised to collect more signatures than are needed.

 

4-FOR FURTHER INFORMATION (PLEASE CONTACT):

 

ELECTION OFFICE

(514) 485-8667

elections@cotesaintluc.org

 

**FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES:

Under the law, municipal employees are prohibited from engaging in “partisan work” on penalty of a significant fine.  However, in addition to being permitted to work as an Election Officer, municipal employees who are also qualified Electors for this By-election may sign a particular Candidate’s nomination and/or pre-authorization papers, and/or may contribute a political donation to a particular Candidate (up to the legal limit). Also, any municipal employee regardless of where he/she resides, may attend political meetings. All of these 3 latter activities are not considered “partisan work” under the law and are therefore legally permitted.

 

A QUALIFIED ELECTOR IS:

a person who is of legal age on November 5, 2017 and:

  • is a Canadian citizen;
  • is not under curatorship;
  • has not been convicted of an offence that is a corrupt electoral practice;

and meets one of the following conditions:

  • be domiciled in the territory of the municipality on September 1, 2017 and since at least March 1, 2017 in Quebec.

 or

  • since at least September 1, 2017, be either:
    • the sole owner of an immovable in the territory of the municipality, provided that he is not domiciled in the territory of the municipality and have submitted a written application for entry on the municipal list of electors with the Board of Revisors, or
    • the sole occupant of a business establishment in the territory of the municipality provided that he is not the owner of an immovable elsewhere in the territory of the municipality, is not domiciled in the territory of the municipality and have submitted a written application for entry on  the municipal list of electors with the Board of Revisors.

NOTE:    the sole owner of several immovables or the sole occupant of several business establishments must register at the address of the immovable or the business establishment which has the greatest property or rental value.

or

-           the undivided co-owner of an immovable or co-occupant of a business establishment in the territory of the municipality provided that he has been designated by means of a power of attorney signed by the majority of co-owners or co-occupants who are electors of the municipality, transmitted to the Board of Revisors prior to October 24 2017.

-   A person who is already entitled to be entered on the list of electors in his capacity as a domiciled person, owner of an immovable or occupant of a business establishment cannot be designated a co-owner. A person who already is entitled to be entered on the list of electors in his capacity as a domiciled person, sole owner of an immovable, sole occupant of a business establishment or designated co-owner of an immovable cannot be designated co-occupant.

 

 

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