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It's election day in Quebec.

It is provincial election day in Quebec. After 36 days of campaigning during which the leaders were able to present their platforms and their promises, the floor is now up to the voters.

Any Canadian citizen aged 18 and over who has resided in Quebec for at least April 3, 2022 can exercise their right to vote in the provincial elections.

Your name and home address must also be entered on the list of electors. To find out if your registration is in order, you can use the Élections Québec tool provided for this purpose.

If, unfortunately, you tested positive for COVID-19 before the vote, you still have the opportunity to exercise your right to vote. You can mandate a relative to pick up a voting kit, which must be returned before 8:00 p.m. to the polling station or the office of the returning officer.

An employer must allow its employees to vote, giving at least four consecutive hours, without a reduction in salary or other sanction, recalls Élections Québec.

Polling stations are open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. All the information to find your polling station is listed on the yellow reminder card you received in the mail.

Didn't receive your card? Visit the Élection Québec website to find out where to vote.

You can vote with your children. Élections Québec has even provided small polling stations to allow the youngest to learn about the electoral process.

Elections Québec officials have assured that all voters who are in line before 8 p.m. Monday evening will be able to vote, even if there is a delay at their polling station.

Once at the polling station, you must have on hand valid photo proof of identity – a Quebec Health Insurance Card, Canadian Passport, Certificate of Indian Status or Canadian Forces Identity Card.

Even if it is not necessary to vote, you can bring your reminder card. Election staff will be able to direct you to your polling station more quickly.

Do you not have any of these documents in your possession? You can still exercise your right to vote.

You must then declare under oath that you are the person entered on the list of electors. But you will also have to either present yourself with a person who can attest, also under oath, to your identity, or present two documents, at least one of which includes your photo and your address. You can find full details of these exceptions here.

Élections Québec announced this week that it had recruitment problems in a dozen ridings.

The situation seems to be particularly problematic in the riding of Laviolette-Saint-Maurice, in Mauricie. According to the returning officer, about 100 employees had to be absent due to an outbreak of COVID-19.

Despite the lack of staff in some constituencies, the wait should not be much longer than four years ago, according to the spokeswoman for x27;Élections Québec, Julie St-Arnaud Drolet.

It should be similar and the polling places where there will be a little less staff, the measures in place should still allow it to be fluid, she indicated.

Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon was the first political leader to vote on Monday. He went to his polling station in his riding of Camille-Laurin, formerly known as Bourget, in eastern Montreal.

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon voted in the riding of Camille-Laurin

I had fun voting, he said when he left the polling station, he who is doing so for the first time as the leader of a political formation. Who did he vote for? It's secret!, he joked.

The leader of the Coalition avenir Québec, François Legault, for his part exercised his right to vote in advance on September 25.

The leader of the Coalition avenir Québec, François Legault, voted in an advance poll on Sunday of last week. “I didn't hesitate too much,” he admitted as he left the voting booth.

I just went to do my civic duty! , launched Dominique Anglade at the exit of the polling station, in the riding of Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne.

“Everyone delivered their campaign, now the floor is up to Quebecers”

—Dominique Anglade, leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec

She took the time to thank each of the employees of the electoral office.

Dominique Anglade voted in the riding of Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne

The vote of the co-spokesperson for Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, was delayed due to a disagreement with the returning officer for the riding of Gouin on the presence of the media at the meeting. interior of the polling station.

Mr. Nadeau-Dubois was able to put his ballot in the ballot box, with the journalists kept at a distance. But he was unable to take part in the traditional press scrum after the vote, as the Élections Québec employee prohibited the media from remaining in front of the polling station.

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois voted in the riding of Gouin

C' is in Chauveau, in the region of Quebec, that the Conservative leader Éric Duhaime went to vote.

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I hope turnout today will be very high, he said as he walked out of the polls. He recalled that advance voting had been particularly popular this year.

With information from La Presse canadienne

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