Become a candidate

Qualifications

Every person running for office must:

  • be of full age on November 5, 2017

and, on September 1st, 2017

  • be a Canadian citizen
  • not be under curatorship
  • not be under any conviction for an offence constituting a corrupt electoral practice

Every candidate must also meet one of the following condition :

  • have been domiciled on the territory of Montréal and, since at least March 1st, 2017, in Québec, and have resided, continuously or not, on the territory of Montréal for at least 12 months on September 1st, 2017

OR

  • have been the sole owner or co-owner of an immovable on the territory of Montréal since September 1st, 2016, and have resided on that territory, continuously or not, since that date

OR

  • have been the sole occupant co-occupant of a business establishment on the territory of Montréal since September 1st, 2016, and have resided on that territory, continuously or not, since that date.

 

Filing a nomination paper

The nomination paper contains the information to be provided.

If the nomination paper is in order, the returning officer signs it and acknowledges its receipt.

No cash amount or deposit is required to file a nomination paper.

Every nomination paper as independent candidate, must be filed with the Bureau du président d‘élection, between September 22 and October 6, 2017, by 4:30 p.m.
Any nomination papers received after this deadline will be automatically rejected, even if complete

Nomination paper (in French), nomination paper - city mayor (in French) and the candidate's manual (in French) are available on the site and from the returning officer.

 
For financing information, visit the site of the Directeur général des élections du Québec

Returning officer:
275, rue Notre-Dame Est, R-134
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 1C6
514 872-VOTE (8683)