Quebec launches vote-from-home pilot project

Some people with mobility problems will, for the first time, be able to vote from home in next month’s municipal elections.

Voters with mobility issues living in eight Quebec municipalities will be able to vote from home

For the first time, people with mobility issues will be able to vote from home in the coming Quebec elections. (File photo)

Some people with mobility problems will be able to, for the first time, vote from home in next month’s municipal elections.

The pilot project will begin with eight cities and towns in Quebec: Montreal, Lacolle, Montmagny, Beloeil, Gatineau, Rivière-du-Loup, St-Georges and Ste-Agathe-des-Monts.

Pierre Laporte, a spokesman for the Montreal elections office, said their caregivers can also vote from home. Election officials will visit people who qualify to supervise the casting of the ballots.

People who want to benefit from the service have to apply for it.

“They have to fill a written application before Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. ET,” Laporte said.

“The vote will take place for them probably the week before, or same time, as the advanced voting.”

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