Who can aply?


Anyone who wishes to apply to the mayor position for the borough of L’Île-BizardSainte-Geneviève should:

  • be of legal age on December 17, 2023

and on October 30, 2023

  • be a canadian citizen
  • not be under guardianship
  • not having been convicted of an offense constituting a fraudulent election maneuver

Moreover, to apply to the mayor position for the borough of L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, every person must, on October 30, 2023:

  • be domiciled in the territory of the City of Montreal and, since at least April 30, 2023, in Quebec, and have resided continuously or not in the territory of the City of Montreal for at least the last 12 months on October 30, 2023;


  • be the owner or co-owner of an immovable located in the territory of the City of Montréal since April 30, 2023, and have resided continuously or not in that territory for at least the last 12 months on October 30, 2023;


  • be an occupant or co-occupant of a business establishment located in the territory of the City of Montreal since October 30, 2022, and have resided continuously or not in that territory for at least the last 12 months on October 30, 2023.

When should candidates apply?


Any declaration of nomination as a candidate of an authorized party or as an independent candidate for the position of mayor of the borough of L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, must be duly completed and filed with the returning officer, accompanied by the required documents, between November 3 and November 17, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. Any nomination papers received after this deadline will be rejected, even if they are complete.

You must make an appointment with the returning officer at (514)- 872-VOTE to file a nomination paper.

Which form should be completed and what are the other important documents?


What information do I need to become a candidate?


The information required to support an application appears directly on the application form.

After verifying the conformity of the declaration, the returning officer accepts it under his signature and acknowledges receipt.

No amount or cash deposit is required when submitting the application.

How is the borough of L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève divided up for purposes of holding a general election?


For purposes of a by-election, the list of electors (around 14 000 electors) is divided into polling subdivisions. These subdivisions are made up of a maximum of 500 people registered to vote from the same local area (block or street segment, for example).

Each polling subdivision is associated with a polling station where voters may come to exercise their right to vote. At one polling location, there may be several polling stations to which voters from specific polling subdivisions are assigned.

How does Elections Montréal choose the voting locations?


Several criteria are considered when choosing a voting location. One of the most important criteria is the universal accessibility of the premises. A voting location must meet established accessibility criteria. To improve the accessibility of a voting location, Elections Montréal can install a temporary access ramp. The use of a site requires a rental agreement. To conclude such an agreement, the venue must be available on the election days.

Sometimes a location used as a polling place in one election is no longer available for the subsequent election due to construction, events or other landlord-specific reasons.

What is the role of the representatives?


Under the law, a political party or a candidate may appoint a proxy to represent them to a deputy returning officer at a polling station. Representatives must carry a duly completed proxy form and present it to the election staff.

How can I find out who voted?


List collectors (working for political parties or candidates and holding a duly completed proxy form) will be able to go to the polling places on December 17 to obtain the statements of participation. The returning officer will ensure that the list of electors who voted at the advance polls will be made available to the political representatives.  Applicable laws and regulations provide for this practice.

Where can I learn the results of the election?


The provisional results of the election will be communicated on this website. Results will be released as they come in, beginning at 8 p.m. on December 17.

How can I get more information about the election?


The Elections Montréal website is a neutral and objective source of information. The returning officer also maintains direct contact with representatives of political parties and independent candidates.

In fact, candidates and their representatives are invited to an information session on the voting process. This meeting offered by Elections Montréal will be held on December 1st, 2023.