VOTING BY MAIL (NEW)
Voting by mail allows eligible people who have made an application to vote without having to travel. Electors who chose to use this voting method may vote at any time, provided the deadlines are respected. Voting by mail is as secure as the regular voting.
The double envelope system is a guarantee of confidentiality for the elector. No one can know who the elector voted for. In addition, the procedures established at the polling stations ensure that electors only vote once.
Application to vote by mail
To vote by mail, you must apply by communicating with the Returning Officer no later than October 27, 2021.
The application of a voter whose isolation is ordered or recommended by the Public Health authorities due to the COVID-19 pandemic can only be made as of October 17, 2021.
Applications can be submitted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 450-458-5347, extension 225.
Eligibility requirements for voting by mail
You are eligible to vote by mail if:
- You are domiciled and will be 70 years of age or older on November 7, 2021.
- You are domiciled and you are unable to travel for health reasons or you are a caregiver domiciled at the same address.
- You are domiciled in a residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD), a rehabilitation centre or a private seniors’ residence (RPA) listed in the register established under the Act respecting health services and social services, chapter 4.2, or if you are hospitalized.
- You are domiciled and in isolation as ordered or recommended by public health authorities because you:
- have returned from a trip abroad for less than 14 days.
- have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are still considered a carrier of the disease.
- have symptoms of COVID-19.
- have been in contact with a suspected, probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 for less than 14 days.
- are awaiting a test result for COVID-19.
How to vote by mail
Each of the eligible voters who have submitted an application for voting by mail by October 27th 2021 will receive a “voting by mail” package. This package contains the documents electors will use to exercise their right to vote. This kit will contain, namely:
- easy-to-understand instructions for the elector
- a declaration by the elector
- the ballot paper (position of Mayor and / or position of councillor)
- three envelopes: the first for mailing, the second is a secret ballot envelope in which the elector includes his or her ballot paper(s); the third is a stamped return envelope, of a distinct color, intended to contain the declaration of the elector, the secret ballot envelope containing the ballot paper(s) as well as a photocopy of an identity document that the elector must include (Quebec health insurance card, driver’s license, Canadian passport, Indian status certificate or Canadian Armed Forces identity card)
Voting by mail will end at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021, and the counting of votes will take place on November 7, 2021.