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Élection Montréal

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Voting made easier

Mobile polling stations

If you live in a seniors’ residence identified in the register maintained in accordance with the Act respecting health services and social services, you may vote at home if you are unable to move about. There are more than 400 such residences in Montréal.

Voting at your domicile

If you are unable to move about for health reasons, you can vote at your domicile. In order to do so, you must:

  • Apply in writing by completing the form provided for such purpose before October 17, at 10 PM
  • Be entered on the list of electors of the polling subdivision in which your domicile is located
  • Send to the returning officer by mail, by fax or through an electronic process that reproduces signatures,  the document attesting that you are unable to move about for health reasons. Your declaration must be signed:
    • Both by you
    • OU

    • If you are unable to sign your declaration, your spouse, a relative according to section 131 of the Act Respecting Elections and Referendums in Municipalities, or someone who lives with you.

Your returning officer will inform you of the time of the polling officer's visit.

The family caregiver residing at the same address as the elector who is allowed to vote at home can also exercise their right to vote at the same time as the elector if he or she:

  • Makes the request before October 17, at 10 PM
  • Is entered on the list of electors of your polling subdivision.

The form is available in PDF or Word fillable form.

Voting made easier for everyone, thanks to special measures

All advance polling stations, on October 29, and all borough election offices, where will also sit the board of revisors, will be safe and accessible Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite.

On polling day, November 5, all polling stations will be safe and accessible Accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite.

All election workers have received training on assisting electors with functional limitations and senior citizens, and on the measures taken to make it easier for everyone to vote.

Assistance with voting

Electors who declare that they are unable to mark their ballots on their own may be assisted:

  • by a spouse or other relative according to section 131 of the Act Respecting Elections and Referendums in Municipalities
  • by another individual, accompanied by the deputy returning officer and the poll clerk
  • by the deputy returning officer, accompanied by the poll clerk.

Measures for electors with functional limitations and for seniors, when voting

If you have a visual limitation

The election officer will give you a template adapted to the ballot and will read the candidates’ names out loud, so that you can mark the ballot on your own.

Electors with motor limitations

Élection Montréal has taken various measures to make it easier for electors with motor limitations to vote. On request, you may be provided with a chair if you are unable to remain standing while you vote.

You may also ask for a wider pencil that is easier to handle to mark your ballot. Note that ballots marked with a special pencil will not be identified when the votes are counted.

You may also ask for a clipboard to which you may attach your ballot, making it easier to vote with just one hand. In addition, you may ask to have the voting booth anchored to the table to ensure that any involuntary or uncontrollable movements do not knock it off.

Important Reminder:

  • Use of personal pencil is forbidden.
  • No ballot paper may be rejected for the sole reason that the mark made in one of the circles extends beyond the circle, as long as the mark does not intersect with another circle.