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Following the lifting of the suspension of municipal by-elections, the citizens of Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac will go to the polls in the coming days. The enthusiasm for politics is tangible in the municipality as 10 candidates compete for the four positions to be filled.

On Sunday, October 4th, the Municipality of Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac will see more than the majority of positions on its municipal council be held by new elected officials. Even the position of mayor is up for election. For this position, three candidates aspire to the honors. Michel Boisvert, Philip Lapalme and Mario Tremblay are all trying to be elected to the post of first magistrate.

Three municipal councillor positions are also up for election. There is talk of councillor positions in Districts 3, 4 and 5. In District 3, Geoffroy Bry-Marfaing, Gilles Massey and Elizabeth Tomaras are fighting. In District 4, Martine André and Jacques Ostiguy are the candidates who are currently trying to charm the voters. Finally, for District 5, Xavier Bry-Marfaing and Marc Lafontaine are the two candidates for the vacant position.

An advance polling day is scheduled for Sunday, September 27th  from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will take place at the same place as the October 4th  poll, at the Centre Communautaire – Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, 128, rue des Rigolets.

Clear instructions

In times of a pandemic, some people may be fearful of exercising their citizenship duty. This is why it is important to stress that sanitary measures and public health guidelines must be followed to protect the health of voters. To this end, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, responsible for the general application of the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities, and Élections Québec worked together, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, to the development of a Health Protocol to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 during any municipal election.

Among the sanitary instructions that will be put in place, note the installation of several stations for the mandatory disinfection of hands, the application of measures to limit traffic at polling places and the frequent disinfection of surfaces used for voting.

Steve Sauvé

Journaliste

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