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2022 Provincial Election: Advance Voting Begins Today, September 25th

Advance voting will occur on Sunday, September 25, and Monday, September 26. Voting locations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All locations will be accessible to persons with disabilities.

Voters can find out where they can vote at the advance polls by checking the Notice of Registration they received in the mail. They can also visit or call 1-888-ELECTION. The list of candidates can be found on the Elections Québec website.

Proof of identity required

In order to vote, electors must show proof of identity. Acceptable forms of identification include a health insurance card, driver's license, and Canadian passport. Voters are encouraged to bring the Notice of Registration they received in the mail when they vote. This will allow poll officials to direct them to the correct location more quickly.

Before going to vote

Elections Québec invites electors to make sure they are registered on the list of electors, an essential condition for voting. During the advance polls and on election day, they will not be able to register or change their address on the spot. They can check to see if they are registered by consulting the notice of registration that they received in the mail in early September, or they can do so online or by calling 1 888 ELECTION. The deadline to register or change your registration is September 29 at 2:00 p.m.


Other options for voting

Electors who are unable to vote at advance polls or on Election Day have other options. From September 27-29, at 2:00 p.m., they can vote at any returning office. They will vote for a candidate in their riding.

From September 27 to 29, students and staff of several educational institutions may vote at their college, vocational training center, CEGEP or university. They will vote for a candidate in their electoral district.

During this same period, voting will also take place in many private seniors' residences and long-term care facilities; in the homes of electors who have requested it because they are unable to move about for health reasons; in the bedrooms of electors who have requested it and who are in a rehabilitation center, hospital, hospice or addiction resource; and in remote or isolated areas, thanks to mobile polling stations.

  • Given the transmission context of COVID-19, some voters also have access to absentee voting: People at higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19 infection due to their health status, i.e., people with chronic illnesses or weakened immune systems - the registration period will end on September 25 at 5:00 p.m;

For people in isolation due to COVID-19 - registration is open until October 3.

Living Democracy as a Family

Elections Québec invites parents to experience democracy as a family. In all advanced polling places and on election day, children will be able to vote at small polling stations designed especially for citizens aged 3 to 12. Children will be able to have a fun and concrete experience of democracy by answering the following question:

Being a citizen means being part of a group, like your city, your village, your family, or your school. It also means being able to live well with others. What do you do to be a good citizen?

  • I accept that others are different from me

  • I help people who need it

  • I express my ideas and listen to those of others

  • I propose solutions to solve problems

The results of the small polls will be published on the Elections Québec website the day after the election.

SOURCE: Élections Québec

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