Bill 185 – Act to defer the next general school election and to allow the Government to provide for the use of a remote voting method | Protecteur du Citoyen
May 30, 2018

Bill 185 – Act to defer the next general school election and to allow the Government to provide for the use of a remote voting method

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In a letter to the Committee on Culture and Education, the Québec Ombudsman made a recommendation concerning a specific aspect of Bill 185 – Act to defer the next general school election and to allow the Government to provide for the use of a remote voting method.

The Québec Ombudsman’s comments concerned section 5 of the Bill, namely, the possibility of the Government to provide for the use of a remote voting method within the framework of the adoption of a prospective regulation.

The Québec Ombudsman is concerned about the possibility that detainees in correctional facilities may not be able to exercise their right to vote in school elections. As a result, it made a recommendation so that the regulation allows these persons to use a remote voting method.