Press release No. 1 – By-election of December 5, 2011 - By-election in the electoral division of Bonaventure on December 5, 2011

November 4, 2011


Quebec City, November 2, 2011 –– In accordance with an order issued today by the government of Québec, the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin,  must hold an election on Monday, December 5, 2011 in the electoral division of Bonaventure. Here are a few important dates for the electoral period:
–    Issue of the order                                                      November 2, 2011
–    Prohibition to engage in partisan publicity             from November 3 to 9, 2011
–    Filing of nomination papers                                     from November 4 to 19, 2011
–    Revision of the electoral list                                     from November 14 to 22, 2011
–    Special revision                                                        from November 23 to December 1, 2011
–    Advance polling                                                         November 27 and 28, 2011
–   Voting at the office of the returning
      officer                                                                         November 25, 26, 29 and 30 and December 1, 2011
–    Election day                                                               December 5, 2011
For more information
Electors may obtain all the information they may require as regards the unfolding of the electoral period by visiting the website of the Chief Electoral Officer at or by contacting the Information Centre of the Chief Electoral Officer. Media representatives, for their part, can contact the press relations sector by telephone at 418-644-3320 or 1-888-870-3320.
All information on the website will be assembled in a special window dedicated to by-elections. The information appears under headings designed to be both complete and user friendly. The window contains information that will be updated on a regular basis during the electoral period.
From the website, it will be possible to consult the electoral calendar and press releases, to learn the name and office address of the returning officer, and to obtain certain data concerning the electoral division where polling is to take place, such as the number of electors and the electoral map.
Other information will be added to the website as the electoral period unfolds. In addition to the list of candidates, electors can locate the boards of revisors and polling stations attributed to them, simply by entering the postal code and the civic address of their domicile in the space reserved for this end.
All this information is also available from the Information Centre of the Chief Electoral Officer, during the week from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and from noon until 5:00 p.m. on weekends. These extended hours will be in force for the duration of the electoral period. All requests for documents may be sent to the Information Centre as well.
The Information Centre may be contacted as follows:
By telephone:       418-528-0422 – Quebec City region
                              1-888-ELECTION (1-888-353-2846) – outside Quebec City
                              1-800-537-0644 (for the hearing impaired)
By email:   
By mail:                The Chief Electoral Officer
                              Édifice René-Lévesque
                              3460, rue de La Pérade
                              Québec (Québec) G1X 3Y5
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Categories : Provincial, By-elections

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