Referendum process

Category : Sports and Recreation Center
May 20, 2023

A referendum poll will be held to approve or reject By-law no. 2023-003 amending By-law no. 2023-001 ordering the construction of a new Sports and Recreation Center to increase the expenditure and authorized loan by an additional amount of $6,686,024.

Advanced poll: Sunday, June 11 from 12 to 8 p.m.
Polling Day: Sunday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Legion Memorial Rink (220 Bedbrook, Montreal West, H4x 1S1)

Public notice – Referendum poll of June 18, 2023

View the updated FAQ for more information on the new Sports and Recreation Center.


Votes will begin to be counted after the closing of the polling stations on June 18, at 8:00 p.m. 

Town Hall will be open to the public as of 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2023. Results will be announced at Town Hall (50 Westminster Avenue South) and updated on a dedicated Referendum results webpage in real time.

Referendum list

Starting Tuesday, May 23, a notice of entry will be mailed to Montreal West residents.  This notice will specify the names of qualified voters who are already registered on the referendum list and indicate how to have the referendum list modified if necessary.

If your name is not on the list, you will not be allowed to vote.

To make an application for entry, striking off or correction, you must appear before the Board of Revisors. The application must be made before the revisors at Town Hall, 50 Westminster South, Montreal West, Québec, on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 30 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Wednesday, May 31 from 10 am to 1 pm

The question on the ballot will be the following: Do you approve By-Law 2023-003 authorizing an additional loan of $6,686,024 to complete the financing of the construction of a new Sports and Recreation Center already approved by By-Law 2023-001 for a loan of $27,318,686? 


During a referendum period, there may be a representative of the “yes committee” and of the “no committee”.

A written request must be sent to the Town Clerk who will then name a representative for the qualified voters who are in favour of the referendum question, and a representative for the qualified voters who are not in favour of the referendum question.

The representative will act as an intermediary between the group he or she represents and the Town Clerk. They will act as the spokesperson for the group and are entitled to receive notices and documents in the same way that a candidate does during an election.

Referendum personnel

We are seeking personnel for the upcoming referendum. All members of the referendum personnel will be required to attend training sessions, which will be held during the evening time.

If you are interested in a position, please fill an application and return it to the attention of the Assistant Town Clerk by Thursday, May 25. The application forms may be obtained by email at