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Citizen round table

Selection of members

The Citizen round table is made up of a maximum of 12 current and future electors. The members are appointed for a two-year term, renewable once for the same duration. Insofar as possible, the composition of the Table is intended to reflect the diversity of Québec society and all age groups, with a commitment to gender parity.

Our call for applications is open to all Québec citizens. A selection committee evaluates the applications received and submits its recommendations to the Chief Electoral Officer, who makes the final choice of members and sees to their appointment. Substitute members may be designated.

Conditions of eligibility

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Be a Canadian citizen.
  • Have been domiciled in Québec for more than six months.
  • Be able to express him or herself orally in French.
  • Not be under curatorship.
  • Not have been convicted of an offence under the election laws.
  • In the last five years, not have:
    • Been a staff member of a political party (federal, provincial or municipal).
    • Held a position or performed duties within a political party (federal, provincial or municipal) further to being appointed.

Elected representatives anywhere in Québec, employees of the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, returning officers and assistant returning officers, members of the Permanent board of revisors, the Commission de la représentation électorale and the Advisory Committee of Political Parties are ineligible.

Candidate evaluation criteria

The members of the Citizen round table are selected based on:

  • Their motivation to contribute to the work of the Table.
  • Their interest in citizen participation.
  • Their interest in elections, democratic life or democratic institutions.
  • Their volunteering experience in their community or any other professional or personal experience directly or indirectly related to the mandate of the Table.
  • Their sense of analysis and ability to be open-minded and respectful.
  • Their basic knowledge of the various roles of the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec.

Insofar as possible, candidates’ applications are also evaluated with a view to promoting, among other things:

  • Gender balance.
  • Representation of all age groups.
  • Regional diversity.
  • Socioprofessional diversity.
  • Participation of cultural communities.
  • Participation of handicapped persons.
  • Participation of aboriginal peoples.