Municipal elections 2021

Municipal elections will be held on Sunday
November 7, 2021

 

The population will be invited to vote for a mayor and the councillors who will represent them for the next four years.

 

Candidates for election


Important dates

  • Recrutement of election staff : until October 1st, 2021
  • Nominations : September 17 to October 1st, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Revision of the list of electors :
    • October 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • October 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • October 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Deadline for an application to vote by mail: October 27 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Vote by mail : Octobre 4 to November 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Advance voting : October 30 & 31, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Election day: November 7, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Advance voting on October 30 and 31

Districts 1, 2 and 6 : Chelsea Elementary School - 74 Chemin d'Old Chelsea

Districts 3, 4 and 5: École du Grand-Boisé - 135 Chemin Scott

 

 

Election Day on November 7

Districts 1 and 2 : Chelsea Elementary School - 74 Chemin d'Old Chelsea

Districts 3 and 4 : École du Grand-Boisé - 135 Chemin Scott

District 5 : Farm Point Community Centre - 311 Chemin de la Rivière

District 6 : Hollow Glen Community Centre - 12 Chemin du Parc

 

The Commission of Revision of the List of Electors will be held at Town Hall on :

  • October 16 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • October 18th from 10 am to 1 pm
  • October 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

You will receive a public notice by mail announcing the revision of the list of electors. If you are not entered on this notice or if the information entered is erroneous, you must come to one of the dates listed above to request the necessary corrections.

To do so, you must present two valid pieces of identification that include your name, date of birth and address.

 

Deadline for application to vote by mail: October 27, 4:30 p.m.

Vote by mail: October 4 to November 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

 

Application to vote by mail

It is possible to apply for eligibility to vote by mail if you are in one of the following situations:

  1. You reside outside the municipality
  2. You reside in the municipality and:
    • You have been admitted to a hospital, CHLSD, rehabilitation facility, or private residence for seniors listed under the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S 4.2) or to a hospital or residential facility pursuant to the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons (chapter S-5)
    • You are unable to travel due to a health condition
    • You are a caregiver for someone unable to travel due to a health condition and you live at the same address
    • You will be age 70 or over on polling day
    • Between Sunday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 27, 2021, you are under a public health isolation order or recommendation because you:
      • returned from a trip abroad within the previous 14 days;
      • have tested positive for COVID-19 and you are still a carrier of the disease;
      • have symptoms of COVID-19;
      • came into contact with a suspected, probable, or confirmed COVID-19 case within the previous 14 days; or
      • are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.

 

How to apply 

In order for your application to be processed, it must be received no later than October 26. All applications received after this date will be denied.

  • Voters can request a mail-in ballot verbally or :
    • by mail to 100 Chemin d'Old Chelsea, Chelsea, Quebec, J9B 1C1
    • by email to d.generale@chelsea.ca

 

When to apply for a mail-in ballot

  • Voters under a public health isolation order or recommendation can apply between October 17 and October 27, 2021.
  • Other voters can apply until October 27, 2021.

 

Validity 

  • Requests for mail-in ballots from non-resident voters will be valid for future elections (including the November 7, 2021 election) and referendums until the request is withdrawn or replaced.
  • Requests from resident voters under a public health isolation order or recommendation will be valid only for the election in progress at the time of the request.
  • Requests from other resident voters will be valid for the November 7, 2021 election and any recounts or runoffs.

 

For more information, please contact the office of the returning officer:

By phone: 819-827-6217

By email: d.generale@chelsea

 

Any person who is not an elector domiciled on the territory of the Municipality of Chelsea may be registered on the municipal list of electors if they :

  • is, as of September 1, 2020, the owner of a building or the occupant of a business establishment located on the territory of the Municipality of Chelsea,

or

  • is, since September 1, 2020, the undivided co-owner of an immovable or the co-occupant of a business establishment located on the territory of the Municipality of Chelsea and has been designated by a power of attorney to represent the other owners or the other co-occupants

and

  • meets the other requirements for registration as an elector, that is, is of full age and a Canadian citizen who is not under curatorship or disqualified from voting under section 53 and meets one of the following two conditions
    • be domiciled on the territory of the municipality and, for at least six months, in Quebec
    • be, for at least 12 months, the owner of a building or the occupant of a business establishment, within the meaning of the Act respecting municipal taxation, located on the territory of the municipality.

 

To register on the voters list, you must complete one of the forms below and return them to the returning office before October 3, 2021.

 

Forms

For a single owner of a building or a single occupant of a business establishment:

To designate a person to be entered on the list of electors from among the co-owners of a building or the co-occupants of a business establishment:

 

Once completed, the forms must be returned to the returning officer : 

BY EMAIL

d.generale@chelsea.ca

 

BY MAIL

Me John-David McFaul

100 chemin d'Old Chelsea

Chelsea, Québec (J9B 1C1)

 

Submit an application

If you would like to run for election, you can request nomination papers from John-David McFaul, the returning officer, or his assistant, Sheena Miano.

Nominations will be accepted between September 17 and October 1, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Please note that on Friday, October 1, 2021, the office will be open all day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

For more information, contact the office of the returning officer at 819-827-6217.

 

Eligibility

Pursuant to the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, potential candidates must:

  • be eligible for inclusion on the municipal electoral roll of the municipality of Chelsea;

AND

  • reside in the municipality as at September 1, 2021, and have been a resident of Quebec for at least six months prior to that date;

OR

  • have owned real estate or occupied a business premises within the municipality since at least September 1, 2021 (e.g., cottage owners)

 

To be eligible for the electoral roll, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old on voting day
  • be a natural person
  • be a Canadian citizen
  • not be legally disqualified from voting (i.e., not be under a curatorship or have been found guilty of election fraud)
  • meet one of the two following criteria:
    • be a resident of the municipality of Chelsea and have been a resident of Quebec for at least 6 months
    • have owned real estate or occupied a business premises in the municipality of Chelsea, since December 15, 2018 

 

For the first time, on November 7th, you will be invited to vote for your new MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais warden!

In the past, the MRC's Warden was chosen from among the mayors who sat on the Council of Mayors. At its meeting held on February 20, 2020, the Council of Mayors of the MRC des Collines unanimously adopted a bylaw according to which the choice of the Warden will henceforth be made by universal suffrage. This bylaw cannot be repealed.

The Warden represents not only the mayors, but also the citizens of his MRC. He or she represents the interests of several municipalities. The role of the Warden allows several municipalities to speak with one voice on common issues.

If you live on the territory of a municipality of the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais, you must vote for the Warden in the municipality where you reside at the same time as the vote for your mayor and municipal councillor, on November 7, 2021.

If you live in a municipality, but own one or more properties elsewhere in the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais, you must vote for the Warden in the municipality where you reside (where your permanent residence is located).

 

Learn more about this important role


 

Election staff

 

The Municipality is currently recruiting to fill various paid positions for the fall elections.

 

The dates for which staff are being solicited are:

  • October 16, 18 and 19 (Board of Revision)
  • October 30 and 31 (advance polls)
  • November 7 (Election Day)

Candidates may choose to work on one or more of these dates.

 

The positions to be filled are:

The Officer opens the polling station, greets voters and asks them to prepare a piece of identification to vote. They direct voters to the polling place, ensure the smooth running of voting procedures and the closing of the polling place.

The poll clerk assists the poll worker and verifies that the voter is registered on the voters' list, has not already voted and is not struck off the list. After voting, the poll clerk indicates that the elector has voted on the municipal list and completes the appropriate forms.

The poll worker is responsible for setting up the polling station, ensuring the smooth running of the vote and maintaining order at the polling station. He facilitates the exercise of the right to vote and ensures the secrecy of the vote, invites the elector who could not identify himself to go to the identity verification panel. He shall count the votes and transmit the results of the vote and return the ballot box to the returning officer, the PRIMO or the person designated by the returning officer.

The auditor greets the elector, ensures that he or she is registered on the voters list and swears him or her in. The auditor shall verify the identity of an elector who either does not have in his or her possession any of the documents prescribed by law or by regulation, or who is unable to identify himself or herself openly for reasons of physical health.

The revisor shall make the necessary verifications for the consideration of applications for registration, removal, and correction, as well as those relating to uncrossed electors. The revisor serves notices of convocation, notifies persons who have been the subject of applications for changes to the list of electors and for whom revisors have made decisions in their absence. Collects or verifies any information relevant to the Revisors' decision making; verifies information regarding uncross-referenced electors and notifies witness assignments

People interested in applying may send the following information to Me Sheena Ngalle Miano, Secretary of Elections:

  • Name, first name
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address

 

Applications can be sent before October 1st, 2021, either by email to s.miano@chelsea.ca, by phone at 819-827-6206 or by mail to 100 Chemin d'Old Chelsea, Chelsea, J9B 0C1.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Anyone over the age of 16 may apply to be part of the election staff. In addition, one must not have been convicted or found guilty of a corrupt electoral practice since August 31, 2016.

 


 

The Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation has prepared a website (French only) with useful information. We invite you to consult it by clicking on the button that suits you.