Between now and the Oct. 3 election, Quebecers will be able to vote in advance up to eight days in advance, on Sept. 25 and 26. Other voting options will be offered over the next few days. Here’s what you need to know to navigate it.
Where can I vote in advance?
The address of your advance polling station, as well as its business days and hours, are listed on the registration notice received in the mail at the beginning of the election period. It is also possible to find out about it on the Elections Quebec website. All citizens have the right to advance voting, provided they appear on the electoral roll of Quebec.
Additional days to those of advance voting
In addition to Election Day and those scheduled for early voting, five additional voting days are scheduled at the Clerk’s office:
- September 23, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- September 24, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- September 27, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- September 28, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- September 29, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
You can vote for one of the candidates in your group directly at your post-secondary institution (CEGEPs, colleges and universities) if there is a polling station. This will be possible on Friday, with polling stations opening ten days before the election. Voting will continue next week depending on each establishment’s schedule. Employees and all other voters there will also be able to use this voting method.
You are outside Quebec
If you happen to be outside Quebec during the election, whether for work or vacation, you can register to vote outside Quebec to vote by mail. However, the request had to be sent no later than September 14.
If you return to Quebec later than expected without notifying Éelections Québec, you will no longer be able to vote by mail as of the return date you previously indicated on your application to register to vote outside Quebec. From that date you will have to vote in Quebec, at a polling station. If you return earlier than expected without notifying Éelections Québec, your ballot will be sent to the address you provided in your original request.
You cannot travel for health reasons
If you are unable to move for health reasons, it is possible to vote from the comfort of your home. Simply contact your returns officer no later than 19 September 2022. You will then be notified of the day and time of the visit by the team responsible for your registration. If you are in isolation due to COVID-19 or if you are at risk of developing complications if you contract COVID-19 due to your health condition, you can also vote by mail.
You are in a CHSLD or a private nursing home
Éelections Québec teams will travel to CHSLDs and private residences for the elderly so you don’t have to go anywhere else to vote. You can vote in common areas, if there is a polling station, or in your room. To vote from your ward you must contact the returning officer for your riding no later than 19 September.