Municipal Elections and Electoral Districts
Elections take place every four years in over 1,100 municipalities in Québec for some 8,000 municipal officials, so they can represent the population and defend their interests in order to offer services that meet their needs. Elections are held simultaneously in all the cities of Québec on the first Sunday in November.
The next municipal elections will be held on November 7, 2021. Every voter will be called on to elect the mayor of the city and the councillor for their district.
November 2021 Elections
The next general municipal elections will be held on November 7, 2021. Every elector will be called on to elect the mayor of the city and the councillor for their district.
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Main positions to be filled
- Central poll supervisor (first)
- Receptionist (information and maintain order)
- Polling division deputy returning officer
- Polling division poll clerks
- Member of the identity verification panel
Sunday, November 7, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Advance polling days
Saturday, October 30, 2021 and Sunday, October 31, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The election period and the nomination period have been brought forward by one week. They therefore begin the 51st day before polling day, on September 17. The period for nominations thus ends on the 37th day before polling day, or October 1.
Full details on where to vote will be announced later.
Voting by mail has been exceptionally expanded to include:
- Electors residing in a hospital centre, a CHSLD, a rehabilitation centre or a private residence for seniors entered in the register established under the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) or electors residing in a hospital centre or shelter within the meaning of the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons (chapter S-5);
- Electors residing at home who are unable to travel for health reasons, as well as a caregiver living at the same address;
- Electors whose isolation is ordered or recommended by public health authorities because they:
- have returned from a trip abroad less than 14 days ago;
- have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are still considered carriers of the disease;
- have symptoms of COVID-19;
- have been in contact with a suspected, probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 less than 14 days ago;
- are awaiting a COVID-19 test result (Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, s. 173.1).
- Electors not residing in our territory;
- Electors who will be 70 years of age or over on polling day, whether or not they reside in the municipality.
All electors exceptionally eligible to vote by mail may submit their application to the Returning Officer. Details will be released shortly.
Concept of domicile
A person’s domicile is the same place as under the Civil Code of Québec with regard to the exercise of their civil rights. For example:
- the address provided for tax returns;
- the address on the driver’s licence and other official identification documents.
For more information concerning the conduct of the electoral process, we invite you to contact the office of the Returning Officer:
Clerk and Director of the Registry, Litigation and Municipal Court
Email address: email@example.com
In October 2021, you will receive a notice of registration on the electoral list by mail. Read it carefully. This notice indicates the names of the electors registered at your address, the place where the review board will sit and the address of the polling station where you can vote.
Right to Vote
To vote, the person must be on the voters list, 18 years old or older on the day of the vote and meet the following conditions on the September 1 preceding the election:
- Have Canadian citizenship
- Not be under curatorship
- Not have been deprived of their electoral rights
- Be domiciled in the municipality and have lived in Québec for at least 6 months OR have owned a property or occupied a business establishment for at least 12 months
Drawing electoral districts is a non-partisan process led by the Direction du greffe as part of its duties as director of municipal elections.
Each electoral district must have a comparable number of voters. To achieve this, the district maps may be reviewed in preparation for the coming elections. Châteauguay’s last review took place in summer 2020 and will be in effect for the municipal elections in 2021.
To see the current boundaries of the eight electoral districts in Châteauguay, please go to the interactive map .