Press release No. 1 – By-election of June 11, 2012 - By-election in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine on June 11, 2012

May 9, 2012


Quebec City, May 9, 2012 –– In accordance with an order issued today by the government of Québec, the Chief Electoral Officer, Jacques Drouin, must hold an election on Monday, June 11, 2012 in the electoral divisions of Argenteuil and LaFontaine. Here are a few important dates for the electoral period: 

Issue of the order

May 9, 2012

Prohibition to engage in partisan publicity   

fromMay 10 to 16, 2012

Filing of nomination papers

from May 11 at2:00 pmto May 26, 2012 at

2:00 pm

Revision of the electoral list

fromMay 21 to 29, 2012

Special revision

from May 30 toJune 7, 2012until2:00 pm

Advance polling

June 3 and 4, 2012

Voting at the office of the returning officer    

June 1, 2, 5, 6 andJune 7, 2012until2:00 pm

Election day

June 11, 2012

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 will appear 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 from8:30 a.m.to6:00 p.m., and fromnoonuntil5:00 p.m.on weekends. These extended hours will be in force from tomorrow 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 Cityregion

                           1-888-ELECTION (1-888-353-2846) – outsideQuebec 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, DGE

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