Elections Quebec (Élections Québec)
is consulting consulted on Internet voting (vote par internet).
The consultation closed November 3, 2019
You could also submit a position paper in English or French by email to
Information en français https://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/voteparinternet/
There is also a short URL which will land you on the French page http://voteparinternet.quebec/
Moratorium on electronic voting
I think it’s important to remember that in its 2005 elections, Quebec had severe problems with electronic voting.
“We all remember the events that marked the municipal elections of November 6, 2005,” recalled the Chief Electoral Officer. “Not only did the systems fail, but the corrective measure proposed were insufficient, poorly adapted and often came too late. … “
« Nous nous souvenons tous des événements qui ont marqué les scrutins municipaux du 6 novembre dernier », a rappelé le directeur général des élections. « Non seulement des systèmes ont fait défaut, mais les correctifs proposés étaient insuffisants, mal adaptés et souvent tardifs. … »
The problems were so severe that the Directeur général des élections du Québec (DGEQ) declared a moratorium on electronic voting in Quebec.
Many Canadian Internet Voting Studies
It is also worth noting that Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick and the Government of Canada all did various types of extensive studies or consultations on online voting at the provincial or national level, and all of them rejected it. Nova Scotia and PEI have also examined online voting at the provincial level and rejected it.
Many National Internet Voting Studies
In addition, Finland studied and recommended against national Internet voting, Norway actually did trials of Internet voting and then rejected it, and Switzerland (which never had very much Internet voting) now has none because of security issues.
No Internet Voting in Canadian Federal Elections
For an overview of why Canada doesn’t have national Internet voting, including questions about turnout and security, see Why is there no online voting in Canadian federal elections?