Advance voting very popular in the Quebec region | Elections Quebec 2022

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Advance voting very popular in the Quebec region | ÉQuebec 2022 elections

Advance voting is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

According to the figures, residents of the greater Quebec City region massively asserted their democratic right during the first day of voting in anticipation, Sunday.

Seven of the 10 ridings where the vote was strongest are in the Quebec region.

The riding of Louis-Hébert, in western Quebec, was the champion in turnout according to data released Monday morning by Elections Quebec.

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In 2018, Louis-Hébert had the highest participation rate in Quebec for advance polling, with 29.29%. It had been won by the caquiste Geneviève Guilbault.

Citizens will also be able to vote on Monday, between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. The places where people can vote are indicated on the registration notices they received by mail as well as on the Elections Quebec website.

In some places on Sunday the wait was over an hour. This was the case at the Patro Roc-Amadour in the riding of Jean-Lesage, in Quebec City, where voters even waited until 1:30 a.m. to vote.

I'm going to come back tomorrow morning, it doesn't fit into my schedule today, drops a voter from Jean-Lesage, disappointed by the situation.

The beginning of the vote was very intense. There was a line outside, but it was fine, says Diane Adams, an information and policing officer at a police office. advance poll for the riding of Beauce-Nord. The rain expected tomorrow could explain this traffic, according to her.

To vote, voters must show proof of identity. Élections Québec also reminds citizens to make sure they are registered on the list of electors, an essential condition for voting. During the advance poll and on election day, they will not be able to register or change their address on site.

I am a merchant, and the day of vote i can't be on vacation so i'm going there. It's important to vote, said a citizen of Saint-Isidore, in the riding of Beauce-Nord, where the fight promises to be tight between the Coalition Avenir Québec and the Conservative Party of Québec.

If I wanted to vote, I absolutely had to come today, adds another voter.

François Legault is the only party leader to have taken advantage of the right to vote in advance, Sunday.

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