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Municipal elections 2021 - November 7, 2021

Solutions are already in place to help keep voters, election staff, and candidates safe in general elections and by-elections during the pandemic. The Municipality also follows the instructions and practices developed by various government authorities to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and protect all Quebecers. The work is ongoing. Instructions and practices continue to be adjusted as public health guidelines evolve along with the pandemic.

Important dates

  • Nomination period: September 17 to October 1, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Last City Council meeting before the election: October 4. City Council is not dissolved, but must cease to meet at 4:30 p.m. 30 days before the election, unless an emergency arises. Both the mayor and councillors remain in office until the elected members of the new council are sworn in.
  • Revision of the voters list: October 16, 18 and 19,
  • Voting by mail: October 4 to November 5, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Last day to apply for an absentee ballot: October 27
  • Advance voting: October 30 and 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Election Day: November 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voting by mail

La Pêche City Council has passed a resolution to allow electors who are 70 years of age or older and who are on the voters list of the Municipality of La Pêche to vote by mail by applying to the returning officer's office. In addition, any voter may apply to vote by mail if he or she:

  • resides in an RPP, a hospital center, a residential and long-term care center (CHSLD), a rehabilitation center or a reception center
  • is unable to move about for health reasons and his or her caregiver if he or she is domiciled at the same address
  • is ordered or recommended by public health authorities to be isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Also, the elector who meets one or the other of the above-mentioned conditions must:
  • Be registered on the list of electors;
  • Have made a verbal or written application for a vote by mail to the office of the returning officer no later than October 27.
This application for an absentee ballot will be valid for the November 7 election and subsequent re-runs.

To find out who is running for municipal elections, please visit the link below:

electionsquebec.qc.ca/municipales/en/candidates

We invite all La Pêche residents to come out on November 7 and vote for the candidates that represent the directions they want the Municipality to take.

People have two ways to exercise their democratic right to vote on important decisions:

  • Representative democracy, in which citizens elect representatives who make decisions on their behalf.
  • Direct democracy, in which the citizens take part in the decision-making directly. Direct democracy is what happens in a referendum.

The 2005 Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (AERM) provides for municipal elections to be held simultaneously every 4 years in all Québec municipalities. Referendums are held on an ad hoc basis in certain circumstances so that people can express themselves on a given question.

In either case, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec is responsible for funding, election spending oversight, and the penal offences provided for by the Act (AERM). Municipal referendums and elections are under municipal jurisdiction. Within the Municipality, the Returning Officer—generally the clerk or secretary-treasurer of the municipality—is in charge of running the election.

There are many issues and legal provisions for a Municipality to juggle during a municipal election. That’s why Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation (MAMH) has put together an easy-to-use collection of resources for us. You can look it over for yourself by clicking one of these options (in French):

Sylvie Loubier
Returning Officer

To exercise the right to vote, a person must be an elector, i.e., a person eligible to vote in the Municipality who is registered on the list of electors or referendum list drawn up for the municipal election or referendum. In Québec, individuals are free to decide whether they want to be on the list of electors or referendum list as well as whether to vote.

Election requirements:

To be an elector in general elections or by-elections, you must:

 Be at least 18 years old on polling day

AND

 Meet the following conditions on September 1 of the general election year or, in the case of a by-election, on the date the notice of election was published:

  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Not be under curatorship
  • Not have been convicted of electoral fraud or corrupt electoral practices
On that date (September 1 or the date the election notice was published), you must also meet two further conditions:

  • Be domiciled in the Municipality and have lived in Québec for at least 6 months
  • Have been a property owner or the occupant of a business establishment in the Municipality for at least 12 months
An elector not domiciled in the Municipality who owns property or is the occupant of a business establishment in the Municipality needs to send written, signed notice to the Municipality requesting to be added to the list of electors. (Form SMRC-9.2)

People who are co-owners of a property or co-occupants of a business establishment must send a procuration to the Municipality designating one of them to be added to the list of electors. (Form SMRC-9.1)

For the first time, on November 7th, you will be invited to vote for your new MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais warden!

In the past, the MRC's Warden was chosen from among the mayors who sat on the Council of Mayors. At its meeting held on February 20, 2020, the Council of Mayors of the MRC des Collines unanimously adopted a bylaw according to which the choice of the Warden will henceforth be made by universal suffrage. This bylaw cannot be repealed.

The Warden represents not only the mayors, but also the citizens of his MRC. He or she represents the interests of several municipalities. The role of the Warden allows several municipalities to speak with one voice on common issues.

If you live on the territory of a municipality of the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais, you must vote for the Warden in the municipality where you reside at the same time as the vote for your mayor and municipal councillor, on November 7, 2021. If you live in a municipality, but own one or more properties elsewhere in the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais, you must vote for the Warden in the municipality where you reside (where your permanent residence is located).


The Municipality is looking for people interested in working on Advance Polling Day, October 31, 2021 and on Election Day, November 7, 2021 (scrutineers, clerks, verification table, etc.). Interested parties are asked to send their contact information by email to: elections2021@villelapeche.qc.ca with the subject line: [ELECTION JOBS] or by phone at 819 456-2161, ext. 2221. 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Advance Polling (October 30 and 31)

Daily Salary

Poll Clerk and count on November 7 **

$276

Poll clerk and count on November 7 **

$252

Primo **

$315

Table Chairperson – Voter ID

$240

Verification Table member – Voter ID

$215


    Polling Day (November 7) Daily Salary

    Daily Salary

    Poll Clerk and count on November 7 **

    $276

    Poll clerk and count on November 7 **

    $252

    Primo **

    $315

    Table Chairperson – Voter ID

    $240

    Member of a verification panel - voter identification

    $215

    ** The incumbent for this position must be comfortable working in a computerized environment as they will be working with a computer.

    • The addresses of boards of revisors of the list of electors
    • Polling subsections by street address

    Is your name on the list of electors? Moved?
    New resident? You can check to see if your name is on the list of electors anytime.

    Making sure you’re on the list
    At the beginning of the election period, the returning officer publishes a notice explaining the procedure for being added to the list. Remember that you can only vote if your name is on the list of electors. You can also find out if you’re on the list of electors by asking at the office of the Municipality’s returning officer. If you’re not on the list of electors or have been entered incorrectly, you need to apply to the board of revisors to get your name added or correct a mistake. The place where the board of revisors will sit will be announced in the returning officer’s public notice and in the information for the election or referendum underway.

    Change your address?
    Simply go to the board of revisors and apply to have the list of electors corrected. To make a change, you’ll need to bring two pieces of ID.
    One of them needs to include your name and date of birth, such as a birth certificate, health insurance card, or passport. The other needs to show your name and home address, such as a driver’s licence, phone bill, electric bill, or citizenship certificate.

    Where is the board of revisors?
    You’ll find the location, dates, and times for the board of revisors in the returning officer’s election notice, or you can find out from the office of your Municipality’s returning officer.

    Electors’ data in the permanent list of electors is used to generate lists of electors for school, municipal, provincial, and federal elections and municipal referendums.

    The legislator has undertaken to protect personal information and the confidentiality of the information electors provide to the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec (CEOQ) for electoral purposes.

    Therefore, any personal information contained in the permanent list of electors, i.e., the name, age, and gender of an elector, is not public information as defined in the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information.

    No person may use, communicate or allow to be communicated for any purpose other than those provided for in electoral legislation, any information about an elector without that elector’s consent.




     Last update : September 17, 2021