2024 by-election

On Sunday, April 21, 2024, a municipal by-election will be held in Rosemère to fill the position of Municipal Councillor for Seat 2.
 

Election Day: April 21, 2024, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Advanced polls: April 14, noon – 8 p.m.
Your voting location will be marked on the Notice of Registration that you will be receiving at home.


Watch this web page for updates to provide you with the relevant information.

Are you on the voters list? To vote, you must be registered on the municipal voters list.

A notice of entry reproducing the information entered on the list of electors, or a notice of absence of entry will be sent to each residential address in Rosemère. If, upon receipt of the notice, you notice that you are not entered on the list of electors, that an error appears in the data of your entry or that a person is entered at your address when he no longer lives there, you may ask the Board of revisors to make the necessary corrections.

These applications must be presented in person at the Board of Revisors which will be held at Rosemère Town Hall (100 Charbonneau Street) on the following dates and times 

  • Tuesday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A parent, spouse or person living with you can do this for you.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO REGISTER

To register or to change your address, you must present two documents that contain: 

  • Your name and date of birth (birth certificate, health insurance card, passport, etc.)
  • Your name and current home address (driver's license, telephone or electricity bill, etc.)

For additional information, please contact the returning office.


Mtre Alexandre Bélisle-Desjardins
presidentdelection@ville.rosemere.qc.ca
450-621-3500, ext. 1287
100, Charbonneau Street
Rosemère (Québec) J7A 3W1

In anticipation of the Rosemère municipal by-elections to be held on April 21, it is the duty of every voter to ensure that they are registered on the municipal electoral list. Voters must be registered on the municipal list of electors on voting days in order to exercise their right to vote.

Elections Québec makes it possible to register on the municipal list of electors at any time, via its website. What's more, you can change your entry on the municipal list of electors in the event of a move, error or deletion by contacting Elections Québec directly. The Ville de Rosemère strongly recommends that you do this, as it can save you the hassle of having to go to the board of revisors in person.

If you haven't already done so, please register on the list of electors now by completing the form on the Elections Québec website under Registration on the list of electors.
You may be eligible to vote if you have owned real property or occupied a business establishment in the municipality for at least 12 months as of March 8, 2024.

You may have this right if you are, for example:

  • An owner of an apartment building;
  • Co-owner of a cottage or second home;
  • Tenant of a commercial space.
To exercise your right to vote, you must send the appropriate document to the Returning Officer's office by e-mail or by mail, using the contact information below.

The form to be completed varies depending on who is making the request:

  • The co-owners of a building or the co-occupants of a business establishment must designate only one of their number to be registered on the list of electors, by completing form SMR-9.1.
  • The sole owner of a building or the sole occupant of a business establishment must complete form SMR-9.2.
You must submit your application to the Returning Officer's office no later than March 17 in order to have your application processed. Applications received after this date will be forwarded to the Board of Revision.

The application or proxy remains valid until it is replaced or withdrawn. If you wish to replace or withdraw an existing application or proxy, please contact the Returning Officer.


Returning officer contact information:

Mtre Alexandre Bélisle-Desjardins
450-621-3500, ext. 1287
100, Charbonneau Street
Rosemère (Québec) J7A 3W1
Anyone who meets the following eligibility requirements may be a candidate in the April 21 by-election:

  • Have the right to be registered on the municipality's electoral list;
  • Have resided on the territory of Rosemère, continuously or not, for at least 12 months as of March 8, 2024.
Any eligible person may apply for the position of Councillor for Seat 5 by filing a written declaration of candidacy at the office of the Returning Officer located at Rosemère Town Hall (100 Charbonneau Street), between March 8 and March 22, 2024, according to the schedule set out in the public notice of election.

The nomination form, as well as the Guide to run for office, are available in the download section on the left side of this page.

You must file your nomination paper in person at the Returning Officer's office no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 22, 2024 in order to be considered for election.

You can always make an appointment to file your nomination papers with the Returning Officer by contacting him.

For more information about candidacy, please consult the Elections Québec website.


Returning officer contact information:

Mtre Alexandre Bélisle-Desjardins
450-621-3500, ext. 1287
100, Charbonneau Street
Rosemère (Québec) J7A 3W1
The Town of Rosemere is in the process of recruiting election staff to perform various duties for the advanced polls to be held on Sunday, April 14, 2024 and for Election Day to be held on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

The positions to be filled are as follows :

Deputy Returning Officer: The Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) or Scrutineer is responsible for running the voting process at a given polling station. The duties of a DRO include:

  • Ensuring that the polling station is set up properly
  • Ensuring that the voting process is running smoothly at the poll and maintaining order at the polling station
  • Facilitating exercising the right to vote and ensuring the secrecy of the vote
  • Asking voters to identify themselves (name, address and date of birth, if necessary) and validating their identity
  • Initialing the back of the ballots in the space provided
  • Instructing the voters to mark the ballots with the pencil they have been given
  • Upon the voters' return from the voting booth, examining their initials and taking back the pencil
  • Proceeding with the counting of the ballots
  • Preparing the statement of votes for each poll

Election day: $315/day
Advanced polls: $250/day
Counting of votes: $50
Training: $40

Poll clerk: The duties of the poll clerk include recording the details of the voting process in the poll book and assisting the Deputy Returning Officer. The polling clerk must therefore:

  • Verifying whether the voter is registered on the voters' list;
  • Checking that the voter has not already voted;
  • Verifying that "R" is not marked in the left-hand margin of the voters' list;
  • Indicating, upon each voter's return from the voting booth, that they have voted on the municipal list of voters;
  • Before the ballot box is opened, recording the following information in the poll book: the number of voters who voted, the number of spoiled ballots and the number of unused ballots, the names of the people who served as election officers or scrutineers assigned to that polling station.

Election day: $285/day
Advanced polls: $225/day
Counting of votes: $50
Training: $40

Member of the identity verification table / Circulation: The members of the voter identity verification panel have the following duties:

  • Validating the identity of voters who have been unable to establish their identity by presenting accepted documents
  • Receiving eligible declarations
  • Having the required sworn statements signed and ensuring the voter's compliance with the prescribed conditions for being eligible to vote
  • They are assigned to the proper circulation in the room

Election day: $180/day
Advanced polls: $180/day

If you are interested in filling one of these positions, please complete the application form available on the left side of this page and email it to electionsrh@ville.rosemere.qc.ca or drop it off at Town Hall.

All selected candidates will be required to take an oath of office in accordance with the law and will not be permitted to engage in any partisan work for a candidate or a political party from that time forward.

For further information, please contact the returning office.


Returning officer contact information:

Mtre Alexandre Bélisle-Desjardins
450-621-3500, ext. 1287
100, Charbonneau Street
Rosemère (Québec) J7A 3W1

Voting locations have been added to the list of accessible locations for seniors' transportation:

  • Community center
  • Mc Caig School

How to take advantage of this service (seniors only):

  • You must register with Community Services, 450 621-3500 ext. 7380
  • Your registration is valid as long as you live at the same address

Transportation reservation:

  • Reserve transportation before 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12 or 19, or on Tuesday, April 16, by calling 579-275-0301 for by-election of April 14 and 21. 
  • Give your contact details and specify your destination and desired departure and return times

Costs:

  • 1$ each way
  • 1$ return
  • Payable to driver




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