COVID / Health Restrictions

Voting by Mail: Regulatory Measures 2021

Can you vote by mail?
» You can vote by mail if you are in one of the following situations:

  • Your domicile is located in the municipality and you are unable to travel for health reasons. Your caregiver domiciled at the same address can also vote by mail.
  • You are in isolation as ordered or recommended by public health authorities because you:
      • Returned from a trip abroad within the last 14 days;
      • Were diagnosed with COVID-19 and you are still considered a carrier of the disease;
      • Are showing COVID-19 symptoms;
      • Have been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days;
      • Are waiting for a COVID-19 test result.
  • You are in a residential care centre or a health care facility, i.e.:
      • You are living in a private seniors’ residence identified in the register established under the Act respecting health services and social services.
      • You are living in a residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD), a hospital or a rehabilitation centre.
  • You are 70 years of age or older on polling day.

How can you apply?
» Applications can be made verbally or in writing by contacting the Office of the returning officer at (819) 648-5811 or by email at  To vote by mail, you must apply on or before Wednesday, October 27, 2021.  Applications will be valid for the November 7, 2021, election and any recommenced proceedings arising from this election.

  • If you are isolating, you can ask to vote by mail starting October 17, 2021, only. This application will only be valid for the current election.

Completed ballot papers must be received at the returning officer’s office on or before Friday, November 5, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

If you are eligible to vote by mail, you can also seek a change to the list of electors in writing.

Ask your returning officer for more information. Sarah Bertrand (819) 648-5811 /