Elections Canada

Elections Canada

August 22, 2007 09:28 ET

Voter Information in Mail to Electors for Outremont, Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot and Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean By-elections

OTTAWA, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2007) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced today that a personalized voter information card is being mailed to each elector whose name appears on the lists of electors in Outremont (Quebec), Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot (Quebec) and Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec), where federal by-elections are now underway. Registered electors in these electoral districts should receive their voter information cards by Wednesday, August 29, 2007.

"The card indicates the address at which you are registered, and the address and hours of the polling station where you can vote, either in advance or on election day," said Mr. Mayrand. "It's a good idea to take your card with you when you go to vote. It is not an identification document, but it will give you quicker access to your polling station."

An elector who does not receive a voter information card by August 29, 2007, or who receives a card with incorrect information, may contact the local Elections Canada office to correct the information or to make a request to be added to the voters list before Tuesday, September 11, 2007, by 6:00 p.m. local time. Electors who for any other reason need to make changes to their name or address on the voters list should do so by calling the local Elections Canada office. An elector who receives a card for a deceased person or someone unknown at that address should also contact the local Elections Canada office.

An elector who does not wish to go to a polling station to vote, either in advance or on election day, who needs the services of an interpreter when voting, or who requires level access at a polling station where this is not offered, should contact the local Elections Canada office to find out what options are available.

Residents of Outremont, Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot and Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean may vote if they are Canadian citizens and are at least 18 years old on election day, Monday, September 17, 2007. They must also have their place of ordinary residence in the electoral district from the first day of the revision period on August 15, 2007, until election day. A person may have only one ordinary residence and may vote only once.

The office address and phone number of the local Elections Canada office are shown on the voter information card. This information can also be found at www.elections.ca.

The local Elections Canada offices are located at the following addresses:
Electoral District and Province Returning Officer and Contact Information
Outremont Mr. Pierre-Yves Serinet
(Quebec) 6855 de l'Epee Avenue, Suite 200
Montreal, Quebec
H3N 2C7

Toll-free telephone: 1-866-218-9573
Toll-free fax: 1-888-201-5808
Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot Ms. Suzie Guilmain
(Quebec) 5650 Trudeau Street
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
J2S 1H4

Toll-free telephone: 1-866-224-6454
Toll-free fax: 1-888-211-3754
Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean Mr. Jean-Marc Gendron
(Quebec) Ferlac Building
388 8e Avenue
Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec
G8L 3E5

Toll-free telephone: 1-866-224-5724
Toll-free fax: 1-888-211-3619

By-elections will be held in Outremont, Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot and Roberval
-Lac-Saint-Jean on Monday, September 17, 2007.


Changes have been made to the Canada Elections Act.

All electors MUST prove their identity and residential address when they vote. For more detailed information on voter identification, visit www.elections.ca.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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