Important dates to remember

November 1st, 2019: Beginning of the electoral period and first day for reception of nomination papers
November 15, 2019: Last day for reception of nomination papers (deadline established at 4:30 p.m.)
November 15, 2019: Proclamation of election of candidates elected without opposition
November 23, 2019: First potential date for revision of the electoral list
December 5, 2019: Last potential date for revision of the electoral list
December 8, 2019: Advance polling day (noon to 8:00 p.m.)
December 15, 2019: Polling day (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Electoral period ends at 8:00 p.m.

Election calendar

Qualified voters

To be eligible to vote, you must:

  • be 18 years old on October 13, 2019;

and on October 13, 2019:

  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • not be under curatorship;
  • not be declared guilty of an infraction which constitutes an election fraud manoeuvre;

and, on this same date, you must fulfil one of the two (2) following conditions:

  • be domiciled in the Town of Sutton and, for at least six (6) months, in Quebec;
  • have been, for at least twelve (12) months, the owner of an immovable or the occupant of a business establishment, within the meaning of the Act respecting municipal taxation, situated in the territory of the Town of Sutton.

Non-domiciled electors

The sole owners of an immovable who are not domiciled in the territory of the municipality or of the RCM can be entered on the list of electors for the general election if they meet the following conditions:

  1. be 18 years of age on October 13, 2019:
  2. be a natural person, a Canadian citizen, not be under curatorship on October 13, 2019 and, on that date, not have been convicted, over the last five years, of an offence that is a corrupt electoral practice:
  3. be the sole owner of an immovable situated in the territory of the municipality or the RCM for at least 12 months on October 13, 2019:
  4. have sent to the Town of Sutton, before November 10, 2019, an application for entry by the sole owner of an immovable of the sole occupant of a business establishment (not domicilied)

The undivided co-owners of an immovable who are not domiciled in the territory of the municipality or of the RCM and who are not already entitled to be entered on the list of electors as the sole owner of an immovable or the sole occupant of a business establishment can be entered on the list of electors for the general election if they meet the following conditions:

  1. be 18 years of age on October 13, 2019:
  2. be a natural person, a Canadian citizen, not be under curatorship on October 13, 2019 and, on that date, not have been convicted, over the last five years, of an offence that is a corrupt electoral practice:
  3. be the the undivided co-owner of an immovable situated in the territory of the municipality or the RCM for at least 12 months on October 13, 2019:
  4. have designated by means of a power of attorney signed by the majority of the co-owners who are electors on November 10, 2019:
  5. have sent to the Town of Sutton, before November 10, 2019,  a power of attorney to designate the undivided co-owner of an immovable or the co-occupant of a business establishment (not domiciled)

Candidates

Any eligible person can file nomination papers for a seat on town council with the returning officer.

A person is eligible for office as a member of the council of a municipality if he is entitled to have his name entered on the list of electors of the municipality and if he has resided, continuously or not, in the territory of the municipality for at least the last twelve (12) months on October 13, 2019 of the calendar year in which a general election is to be held.

Any person wishing to run for the office of mayor or councillor must make sure that nomination papers are filled out and filed at the office of the returning officer. Please note that an appointment must first be made with the returning officer, Mr. Louis Pilon, by calling 450 538-2231, extension 239.

Filing of nomination paper begins on November 1st,  2019 and ends on November 15, 2019. Please refer to the Public Notice published on October 30th, 2019 for the opening hours of the office of the returning officer. However, the Act Respecting Elections and Referendums in Municipalities stipulates that the office of the returning officer must be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in continuous fashion, on November 15, 2019.

Nomination paper submitted

For all additional information, please consult the following websites:

Electoral districts

Important Notice

Any electoral district map available on this site is an administrative version, for your sole convenience. The official versions of these maps are kept at Town Hall, in the official copy of By-Law 268. In the event of a contradiction between an administrative version and an official version, the official version shall prevail.

Board of revisors

Between November 23, 2019 and December 5, 2019, two days will be set aside for a commission to review the electoral list.

For this purpose, a public notice will be published on the Town's website. This public notice will indicate:

  • the requirements for being a voter and having the right to be entered on the electoral list;
  • the place, days and times on which the electoral list may be consulted and where to make an application for entry for a correction or deletion to the electoral list;
  • the necessary documents to submit in support to make an application for entry for a correction or deletion to the electoral list.

Job Offer

JOB OFFER

ELECTORAL PERSONNEL

The Town of Sutton is currently looking for people aged 18 or older to fill its list of electoral staff for the municipal By- election to be held on December 15, 2019.

Being part of the electoral staff is one of the best ways to participate in the democratic life of a municipality and make a real contribution to your town. You will gain new skills while providing a valuable service to your community.

Job Description

You can fill the following positions:

  • Deputy returning officer;
  • Poll clerk;
  • Member of a board of revisors checking the identity of the elector

Candidates will be evaluated by the returning officer who will assign the positions according to established criteria.

Requirements

Persons who agree to fill these temporary positions are entitled to remuneration and a record of employment is sent to them at the end of the election period. They play a role in the management of electoral operations and must refrain from any partisan activity while performing their duties.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please complete the form and send it to the Town Hall at 11 South Principale Street, Sutton, J0E 2K0 or by email to [email protected] .ca before November 15, 2019. You can also send us your information by fax at 450 538-0930. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the returning officer, Mr. Louis Pilon, by telephoning 450 538-2290.

Before applying for a position at the municipal elections, please make sure that you fulfill the requirements of the Act Respecting Elections and Referendums in Municipalities. Certain provisions in this Act may prevent you from applying; for example, if you already hold an elective position in another municipality.

Pursuant to section 69 of the Act Respecting Elections and Referendums in Municipalities, "A person is not qualified to hold office as an election officer of any municipality if he is convicted of an offence that is a corrupt electoral practice within the meaning of section 645, the Act respecting school elections (chapter E-2.3) or the Election Act (chapter E-3.3)".

Contact info

Louis Pilon
Returning officer
Town of Sutton
11, South Principale Street
Sutton, Québec
J0E 2K0
Tel. : 450 538-2231, extension 239
Email : [email protected]

Chantal Marien
Election secretary
Town of Sutton
11, South Principale Street
Sutton, Québec
J0E 2K0
Tel. : 450 538-2231, extension 239
Email : [email protected]