Quebec Provincial Election
The province is divided into 125 electoral divisions, or geographical territories, that makeup Québec’s electoral map, which MNAs represent. MNAs prepare and pass laws related to the province. They hear from their constituents on provincial issues that matter to them as well.
You can register or modify your registration on the permanent list of electors:
- Online, until September 19, 2022;
- By mail or fax, from September 12 to 19, 2022;
- In person in your riding, from September 12 to 29, 2022 at 2 p.m.;
- Through a loved one traveling for you, from September 12 to 19, 2022 at 2 p.m.
For more information, consult this section of the Éléctions Québec site.
Am I eligible to vote?
To be eligible to vote in Québec, you must:
Where and when can I vote?
On election day
You can vote in person on election day Monday, October 3, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Time) at the voting location assigned to you based on your current residential address.
During advance voting
Advance voting is open on September 25, 2022 and September 26, 2022! Polling stations are open from 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time). You can vote at the polling station address listed on your notice of entry, or you can find out where to vote here.
At your returning office
You can vote in person at your returning office on the following days:
You can find out where to vote here.
Your educational institution
Do I need to register to vote?
YES! To vote, you must be registered on the list of electors at your home address. On election day, you cannot register or change your address.
You can register online or by mail or fax until September 19, 2022.
You can also go in person from September 12-29 to the office of your returning officer.
You can click here to find out more about registration.
|Do I need to bring ID to vote?
One of the following pieces of ID must be present with you:
If you don’t have the documents, the elections officers can direct you to the electoral identity verification panel. You will need to declare an oath and you have three options:
You can learn more about IDs and what you need to bring to vote here.
|Can I work for Elections Ontario?
Folks who are eligible to work are:
|I’m working on Election Day?
Voters are entitled to four consecutive hours free from work to vote on Voting Day.
This doesn't mean you get to just take off from work for four hours, though. It just means you have to be given a window of three hours to vote at some point during the day. So if you work from 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM, you still have three hours before your shift begins to vote (9:30 AM to 12:00 PM).
Your boss can't dock your pay or penalize you for taking the time to vote. You have to be paid your regular wage for the hours you're not working while you vote. Have that conversation with your employer now, as they have the right to decide when you get your time off!
|I can’t make it to a polling station on Election Day?
If you already know you're going to be busy or away on vacation (lucky you) on Election Day, make a plan to vote early!
|I’m a student living away from home?
Where will you be on election day? And where can you prove your address? That will help you determine where to vote.
If you're going back to live with your parents for the summer and your ID still uses that address, vote there. If you're staying at the address where you go to school, you can vote there for your home riding!
You can also vote by mail if you’re living away from home
I live in a remote or isolated area?
If you live in a remote area or in an isolated community, you may be able to do the following:
I’m living in an Indigenous community or reserve?
Some communities may vote or have access to secondary polling stations. There are also special measures for remote voting.
There are also simplified guides for provincial elections translated into several Aboriginal languages.
You can find out more information here!
I’m living abroad?
Quebec citizens living outside of Quebec can register to vote by mail. Eligibility requirements are:
I recently moved?
If you move more than two weeks before the election, you must vote at the polling station of your new residence. You will need to change your address at the board of revisors assigned to your new address.
I’m currently without a home?
If you don’t have a permanent address, you can vote by providing a statement signed by a contact person from an organization working with the unhousedthat you attend. This is part of the measures in place to register those without permanent addresses to be on the list of electors.
I'm not old enough to vote yet?
We're thrilled you're already excited to vote even though you can't this year.
Elections Quebec has a program called Voters in Training which allows elementary and secondary students experience the elections through simulations.
And, small polling stations allow children accompanying their parents to learn about the electoral process by voting for themselves!