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Municipal elections will be held on November 7, 2021.

Mayoral and municipal councillor positions in the city’s 6 electoral districts will be filled for a 4-year term.

Electoral Districts

As mayor

  • Danie Deschênes, parti Option Citoyens – Elected by acclamation

 

As councilor – District 1

  • Harold Gauvin, authorized independant candidat
  • Natalia Pereira, parti Option Citoyens (incombent candidat)

 

As councilor – District 2

  • Bruno Roy, parti Option Citoyens – Elected by acclamation

 

As councilor – District 3

  • Bernard Groulx, parti Option Citoyens – Elected by acclamation

 

As councilorDistrict 4

  • Daniel Lauzon, parti Option Citoyens – Elected by acclamation

 

As councilorDistrict 5

  • Normand Pigeon, parti Option Citoyens – Elected by acclamation

 

As councilorDistrict 6

  • Jean Fournel, parti Option Citoyens – Elected by acclamation

 

Dates to remember

September 17, 2021:

The first day of the candidate declaration period and the beginning of the election period.

 

October 1, 2021:

Last day to file a declaration of candidacy – deadline: 4:30 p.m.

Proclamation of candidates elected by acclamation after 4:30 p.m.

 

Board of revisors of the list of electors

  • October 18, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • October 19, 2021, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

October 30 and 31, 2021: Advance polling days, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

November 7, 2021: Polling day, 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

November 12, 2021: Proclamation of elected candidates

Sanitary measures during elections
The measures included in the Sanitary Protocol document aimed at reducing the risks of the spread of COVID-19 during the holding of the 2021 municipal general election (Protocole sanitaire visant à réduire les risques de propagation de la COVID-19 lors de la tenue de l’élection générale municipale 2021 – in French only) will be put in place during the election in order to protect election officials, voters, and other people who may be in the polling places.

Every voter must wear a face covering at the polling places.

It is possible for the voter to bring their own pen (blue, black or lead pencil) to vote.

To vote

To vote, a person must qualify as an elector under the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (CQLR, c. E-2.2) (the Act) and therefore meet the following conditions:

  • 18 years of age on polling day (November 7, 2021); and
  • September 1, 2021: being a Canadian citizen and being neither under curatorship nor convicted of an offence that constitutes election fraud.

 

On September 1, 2021, the person must also meet one of the following two conditions:

  • Be domiciled in the City of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot and have been domiciled in Québec for at least 6 months;
  • Have been the owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment located in the territory of the City of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot for at least 12 months.

The owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment for at least 12 months on September 1, 2021, may exercise their voting rights, even if they are not domiciled in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot. For their name to be added to the list of electors, they must submit an application for registration (form SMR-9.2 published by Élections Québec) to the City of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot before October 3, 2021. A notice in this regard was sent by mail to each owner of an immovable who is not domiciled and not already registered.

Co-owners of an immovable or co-occupants of a business establishment must designate one individual among them, by means of a proxy, to register on the list of electors. For this person’s name to be added to the list of electors, a written power of attorney (form SMR-9.1 from Élections Québec) must be sent to the City of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot before October 3, 2021.

Registration and power of attorney forms can be obtained by contacting the Office of the Returning Officer, whose contact information is given below.

Exceptional measures related to the health situation(vote by mail – COVID-19)

You can vote by mail if you are in one of the following situations:

    • You are domiciled in an eligible health establishment [1] ;
    •  You are domiciled in the municipality, but are unable to travel for health reasons or you are a caregiver domiciled at the same address as such a person;
    • Between Sunday, October 17, 2021, and Wednesday, October 27, 2021, you must comply with an order or a recommendation for isolation from public health authorities because you:
      - returned from a trip abroad within the last 14 days;
      - were diagnosed with COVID-19 and you are still considered a carrier of the disease; 
      - are showing COVID-19 symptoms; 
      - have been in contact with a suspected, probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days; 
      - are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.

Every voter must wear a face covering at the polling places.

It is possible for the voter to bring their own pen (blue, black or lead pencil) to vote.

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    [1] Eligible health establishment are hospital centres,  CHSLDs, rehabilitation centres and private seniors’ residences listed in the register established under the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) and hospital centres or reception centres within the meaning of the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons (chapter S-5).

You can also refer to the Voter’s Guide published by Élections Québec (in French only).

To run for office
To run for office, prospective candidates must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a Canadian citizen and of full age on election day and have the right to register on the list of electors (be a voter);
  • Have resided, continuously or not, in the City of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot since September 1, 2020.

The person applying to run for office is responsible for complying with all of the conditions set out in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities and for enduring they are not disqualified under sections 62 to 67 of the Act.

Élections Québec has published the following guides for persons interested in running for office:

Those wishing to run for election can contact the President of the election to obtain the documents to be completed.

The nomination period begins on September 17, 2021, and ends on October 1, 2021.

During this period, the Returning Officer will accept nominations :

  • Monday and Wednesday : from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday : from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Exceptionally, on Friday, October 1, 2021, applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Anyone who reports to the Office of the Returning Officer after 4:30 p.m. on October 1, 2021, to submit nomination papers will be turned away.

You are advised to make an appointment with the Returning Officer by email or telephone to submit nomination papers.

 

Working for the elections

To work in the elections, please complete the Formulaire de recrutement de personnel pour l’élection du 7 novembre 2021.

While working in the elections, you will be compensated according to the compensation approved by the Council.

The needs of electoral staff will be known at the end of the candidacy period on October 1.

Those who have completed the recruitment form will be contacted in the following week to confirm whether they are selected to work in the elections or not.

Returning Officer, Secretary and Chief Electoral Officer

The Act provides that the City Clerk shall act as Returning Officer. The Returning Officer is responsible for organizing elections within City limits. The Returning Officer is assisted by an Election Secretary.

 

The Act also provides that the City Treasurer shall enforce Part XIII of the Act respecting election financing and expenses.

 

The Returning Officer, Secretary and Election Treasurer have a duty to act impartially and with neutrality in conducting the electoral process.

Learn more

For more information, visit the Élections Québec website at https://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/ – by clicking on Municipal in the Electoral Field section in the right-hand corner of the screen.

 

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact:

 

Catherine Fortier-Pesant, Returning Officer

Telephone: (514) 453-4128, ext. 2225

Email: cfpesant@ndip.org

 

Address of the Office of the Returning Officer:

21, rue de l’Église

Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, QC J7V 8P4

 

 

Sandra Boulanger, Election Secretary

Telephone: (514) 453-4128, ext. 2223

Email: sboulanger@ndip.org

 

Guillaume Laforest, Election Treasurer

Telephone: 514-453-4128, ext. 2222

Email: glaforest@ndip.org