Municipal Elections: Interested?


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On November 5, Quebecers will vote in municipal elections. What are they all about?


The Municipality: a Local Government

You’ll be electing the city council. It includes a mayor and several city councillors who serve for four years.

The city council decides the municipality’s major policies and priorities and ensures they meet the collective needs of residents. It is responsible for important issues such as economic development, urban planning and taxes, as well as more mundane matters. 


Impact on Daily Life

What a municipality does directly affects the quality of its residents’ daily lives. Here are some things the city council decides:

  • public transport
  • bike paths
  • parks
  • road work and snow removal
  • recreation and culture
  • parking
  • pets

To learn more, visit the website of Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.



To be able to vote, you must be

  • a Canadian citizen,
  • registered on the list of electors for your municipality and
  • at least 18 years old.

Don’t forget to bring a photo ID, such as your health insurance card, driver’s licence or passport.


To learn more:

Le Directeur général des élections du Québec website

Quebec’s ministry of municipal affairs website (French only)