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By-Elections December 9, 2002 – Official Voting Results


SYNOPSIS OF THE OFFICIAL VOTING RESULTS

Note to the reader

Electors on the lists

For the two December 9, 2002, by-elections, the final lists of electors, established after polling day under section 109 of the Canada Elections Act, included:

Voting under the Special Voting Rules

The Special Voting Rules allow voting by special ballot, by mail or in person at the office of the returning officer. Two groups of electors may use this method.

The first group consists of electors whose names appear on separate lists:

The second group consists of electors:

Rounding of figures

Because the figures given in the tables in this report were rounded, there may be some discrepancies in the totals.

Short forms of political affiliations used in this report

Bloc Québécois
(Bloc Québécois)

Canadian Alliance
(Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance)

Independent
(Independent)

Liberal
(Liberal Party of Canada)

N.D.P.
(New Democratic Party)

Progressive Conservative
(Progressive Conservative Party of Canada)

No Affiliation

TABLE 3 – Number of electors and polling stations

Electoral district Population* Electors on
the lists
Ordinary
polling stations
Advance
polling
stations
Total
polling
stations
Stationary
Mobile
Berthier–Montcalm 129 230 98 406 273 4 12 289
Lac-Saint-Jean–Saguenay 69 043 52 963 142 5 10 157
Total 198 273 151 369 415 9 22 446

*Based on 2001 Census

TABLE 4 – Number of ballots and elector turnout

Electoral district Population* Electors on
the lists
Valid ballots Rejected
ballots
Total
ballots cast
Percentage of
elector
participation
Berthier–Montcalm 129 230 98 406 27 443 716 28 159 28.6
Lac-Saint-Jean–Saguenay 69 043 52 963 18 496 335 18 831 35.6
Total 198 273 151 369 45 939 1 051 46 990 ...

*Based on 2001 Census

TABLE 5 – List of candidates and individual results

Electoral district Candidate and affiliation Place of residence Occupation Votes
obtained
Percentage of
valid votes
Berthier–Montcalm Gaudet, Roger
(Bloc Québécois)
Saint-Liguori Restaurant Owner 13 747 50.09
Giroux, Richard
(Liberal)
Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier Notary 11 646 42.43
Lafleur, Richard
(Progressive Conservative)
Blainville Civil Engineering Technician 598 2.17
Naud, Réal
(Canadian Alliance)
Saint-Gabriel-
de-Brandon
Administrator 475 1.73
Rivest, François
(N.D.P.)
Sainte-Béatrix Student 977 3.56
Lac-Saint-Jean–Saguenay Auer, Yanick
(N.D.P.)
Laval Teacher 267 1.44
Boudreault, Alcide
(Canadian Alliance)
La Baie Financial Consultant 290 1.56
Gagnon, Sébastien
(Bloc Québécois)
Métabetchouan Entrepreneur 8 912 48.18
Gauthier, Clermont
(Progressive Conservative)
Québec Retired 434 2.34
Harvey, Richard
(Independent)
L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur Agricultural Technician 467 2.52
Lavoie, Gilles
(No Affiliation)
Alma Entrepreneur 532 2.87
Tremblay, Gilbert
(Liberal)
Alma Director General 7 594 41.05


*

For Canadian electors temporarily residing outside Canada, the address for voting purposes is one of the following:

  • the address of the elector's last place of ordinary residence in Canada
  • the address of the place of ordinary residence of the spouse, the common-law partner or a relative of the elector, a relative of the elector's spouse or common-law partner, or of a person in relation to whom the elector is a dependant
  • the address of the place of ordinary residence of a person with whom the elector would live if he or she were not residing outside Canada
**

For incarcerated electors, the address for voting purposes is the first of the following known to the elector:

  • the elector's residence before being incarcerated
  • the residence of the spouse, the common-law partner or a relative or dependant of the elector, or of a relative of the elector's spouse or common-law partner or a person with whom the elector would live if he or she were not incarcerated
  • the place of his or her arrest
  • the last court where the elector was convicted and sentenced


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