135. Every four years, on the day of the month of October or November that the Minister determines, every institution shall invite the public to elect the persons referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 129.
In addition to the restrictions set out in section 150, no person may be a candidate at more than one election held in accordance with the first paragraph. A person may vote only in the region in which he has his principal residence, and may vote only once at each of the following elections:
(1) an election held by the local authority serving the territory in which the person’s principal residence is situated;
(2) any other election held in the region to elect members to the board of directors of an institution referred to in sections 119 to 126;
(3) (subparagraph replaced);
(4) (subparagraph replaced);
(5) (subparagraph replaced);
(6) (subparagraph replaced).
The mechanisms whereby candidates may address the population before an election, as well as the election procedure to be followed and the standards relating to advertising, financing, the powers and duties of election officers and campaign literature, shall be determined by a by-law of the Minister, made after consulting the chief electoral officer. The by-law comes into force on the date of its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
A person who works in an institution or who practises a profession in a centre operated by an institution may not vote in an election held for that institution. Nor may a minor vote in the election.
1991, c. 42, s. 135; 1992, c. 21, s. 13; 1996, c. 36, s. 13; 1998, c. 39, s. 53; 2001, c. 24, s. 25; 2005, c. 32, s. 78; 2011, c. 15, s. 16.