Jean-François Blanchet to Become Quebec’s Chief Electoral Officer - State and Federal Communications

December 13, 2022  •  

Jean-François Blanchet to Become Quebec’s Chief Electoral Officer

Jean-Francois Blanchet

On January 16, 2023, Jean-François Blanchet will become Quebec’s new Chief Electoral Officer and Chair of the Commission de la représentation électorale. Quebec’s National Assembly appointed Blanchet on December 9.

He will replace Pierre Reid, who has served in both of those roles since 2015. Reid, who served one seven-year term, had wanted to be reappointed, but was not chosen again for the positions.

An appointment to the Commission requires the agreement of two thirds of the members of Quebec’s National Assembly.

The Commission de la représentation électorale draws up the electoral map of Québec, municipalities, and English-language school boards. Blanchet is currently the Director of Electoral Operations and Assistant to the Chief Electoral Officer and has worked for Élections Québec since 1989.

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