like to be a candidate in the school elections?
person who is entitled to have his or her name entered on the list of
electors of the school board for which he or she intends to stand, and
who, on polling day, has been domiciled in the territory of the school
board concerned for six months or more, may be a candidate in the school
elections of November 16, 2003.
are entitled to have your name entered on the list of electors if,
are 18 years of age and over
are a Canadian citizen
are domiciled in the territory of the school board in question, and
have been domiciled for at least six months in Quebec
are not deprived of your right to vote
How do you
become a candidate?
must first obtain a nomination paper from the returning officer of your
school board and provide the information requested. You must also obtain
the signature of at least ten electors from the electoral division in
which you would like to be a candidate. The nomination paper must be
delivered to the office of your returning officer between the 33rd and
the 28th day preceding polling day. One piece of identification will
you plan to incur expenses, collect contributions or take out loans to
promote your candidacy?
ensure that the electoral system is equitable and transparent, rules
have been established to govern the financing of candidates and the
control of election expenses during school elections. You must therefore
obtain an authorization to solicit contributions, incur expenses or
must apply for authorization from the returning officer, who will ask
you to complete the required form and will inform you of the legal requirements
regarding the financing of candidates. As an authorized candidate you
must file, within the prescibed time, a financial report and a statement
of election expenses after the election is held. The report and the
statement must be delivered to the general directorate of the school
board and are accessible to the public.
you are elected or obtain 15% or more of the votes, part of your election
expenses may be reimbursed on certain conditions. The general
of the school board will determine the amount as per the government's
regulation to which you are entitled after examining your return of
about electoral expenses>>
Act respecting school elections does not permit the establishment of
political parties. However, candidates who have common interests may
be grouped into teams recognized by the returning officer. Any team
which undetakes to present candidates for at least one-third of the
seats open for election may apply for recognition. A written application
for recognition must be submitted to the returning officer within the
will the election take place?
you are the only candidate for your electoral division on the 28th day
(October 19, 2003 at 5 p.m.) preceding the polling day, the returning
officer will declare you elected by acclamation. If other candidates
run for the office of commissioner, an election will be held. On polling
day, you must obtain the majority of the votes to be declared elected.
You will then be sworm in as a commissioner.
is the role of a commissioner?
commissioner is elected by the electors of his electoral division for
a term of four years. A commissioner plays a leading role in the community
and is mandated to:
you need additional information?
here for details about the electoral wards.