Paying a contribution by credit card
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Political contributions are governed by the Election Act and are made public. Your name, your postal code, your municipality and the amount of your contribution will be published on our website.
Consent and declarations
You must make your own contribution.
Protecting your personal information
The personal information we collect using this form allows us to confirm the compliance of your political contribution and to remit it to the political entity of your choice. All requested information is mandatory, unless otherwise noted.
Your name, your postal code, your municipality and the amount of your contribution are considered public information. This information will be published on our website.
You may obtain a copy of your information or request that it be corrected by contacting the person in charge of the access to documents and the protection of personal information at Élections Québec. For more information on this topic, see our Policy on privacy.
Excerpts from relevant sections of the Election Act (CQLR, chapter E-3.3)
To be a qualified elector, a person must have attained 18 years of age, be a Canadian citizen, have been domiciled in Québec for six months, not be under curatorship and not be deprived of election rights pursuant to the Election Act, the Referendum Act, the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities or the Act respecting school elections (section 1).
Under the Civil Code of Québec, the domicile of a person, for the exercise of his or her civil rights, is the place of his or her principal establishment (section 75). If a person has more than one residence, his or her principal residence is considered in establishing his or her domicile (section 77).
Only an elector may make a contribution. Every contribution must be made by the person himself or herself out of his or her own property. Contributions must be made voluntarily, without compensation and for no consideration, and may not be reimbursed in any way (sections 87 and 90).
Section 91 sets out the total contributions the same elector may make to each party, independent MNA or authorized independent candidate.
Every contribution of money of more than $50 must be made by cheque or other order of payment signed by the elector and drawn on his or her account in a bank, authorized trust company or financial services cooperative having an office in Québec. However, such a contribution may also be made, in accordance with the directives of the Chief Electoral Officer, by means of a credit card (section 95).
Every contribution must be accompanied with a contribution slip approved by the Chief Electoral Officer. The contribution slip must include the contributor’s given name and surname and domiciliary address, the amount of the contribution and a declaration signed by the elector that the contribution is being made out of the elector’s own property, voluntarily, without compensation and for no consideration, and that it has not and will not be reimbursed in any way (section 95.1).
The contributor’s given name and surname, his or her domiciliary address and the amount of the contribution are considered public information (section 126).
The following persons are liable to a fine of $5,000 to $20,000 for a first offence (section 564.1):
- An elector who falsely declares that a contribution is being made out of the elector’s own property, voluntarily, without compensation and for no consideration, and that it has not and will not be reimbursed in any way;
- A person who, by using threats or coercion or by promising compensation, consideration or a reimbursement, incites an elector to make a contribution.
Under section 564.2, a person who contravenes or attempts to contravene any of the provisions of sections 87 through 91 of the Election Act is liable to a fine of $5,000 to $20,000 for a first offence, in the case of a natural person, or a fine of $10,000 to $50,000 for a first offence, in the case of a legal person.
The above-mentioned offences constitute corrupt electoral practices (section 567). Under article 568, any person convicted of such an offence loses, for a period of five years from the judgment, the right to vote, the right to be a candidate in an election, the right to engage in partisan work and the right to act as an election officer.
All information relating to any criminal proceedings initiated by the Chief Electoral Officer or to any finding of guilt related to the offences described in the first or second subsections of section 564.1 or in section 564.2 will be transmitted to the commissioners responsible for audits at the Unité permanente anticorruption and to the Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor for appropriate treatment under the Act respecting contracting by public bodies (section 569.1).