The municipal election campaign begins Friday in Quebec


The electoral sign festival will resume on Friday, as the municipal campaign officially begins in Quebec, while that at the federal level will not end until Monday.

The citizens of 1,100 municipalities will be called to the polls on November 7 to choose their elected municipal officials.

Eligible citizens, but “particularly women and young people aged 35 and under”, are invited to submit their candidacy, indicates the Union of Quebec Municipalities (UMQ), which says it has deployed campaigns in this direction to promote municipal councils more representative of local communities.

The association of municipalities explains that in the 2017 municipal elections, women represented 32.4% of elected officials, and young people aged 18 to 35, 8.3%.

“It is in fact primarily at the municipal level that the major issues of the day, such as climate change and environmental protection, the dematerialization of the economy as well as inclusion and diversity, have direct impacts on people’s daily lives, ”argues the UMQ.

The Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec (DGEQ) indicates that all the sanitary measures in force at the time of the elections will be respected in the polling stations, including the wearing of a face covering, physical distancing and hand disinfection.

This year, mobile polling stations will not be installed in residences for the elderly and in residential and long-term care centers (CHSLDs), indicates the DGEQ, but it will be possible for residents to vote by the job.

Postal voting will also be offered to people who must self-isolate to comply with the directives of public health authorities, to people who reside at their home but who cannot travel for health reasons, and their caregivers living in the same address.


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