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At a glance: Understanding Montreal’s municipal elections

Montreal city hall.
Montreal city hall. Graham Hughes, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – The way Montreal’s municipal elections are organized leaves many scratching their heads.

In just one city, there are 19 different boroughs.

At a glance: a look at municipal electoral districts on the Island of Montreal.
Municipal electoral districts on the Island of Montreal. City of Montreal

Residents elect a city mayor and a borough mayor, not to mention several district and/or city councillors, often choosing from dozens of possible candidates.

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And this doesn’t even include the de-merged cities and municipalities on the rest of Island of Montreal, where there are 15 further municipalities, many on the West Island.

READ MORE: Your guide to the Island of Montreal’s 2013 municipal elections

To help you understand how each borough votes, take a look here.

MONTREAL

Borough

District

Elected

Ahuntsic-Cartierville
Each voter chooses 3 candidates
Sault-au-RécolletCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)4 city councillors (1 per district)
Saint-Sulpice
Ahuntsic
Bordeaux-Cartierville
Anjou
Each voter chooses 4 candidates
Anjou-OuestCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
1 city councillor
3 borough councillors (1 per district)
Anjou-Est
Anjou-Centre
Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN-NDG)
Each voter chooses 3 candidates
DarlingtonCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
5 city councillors (1 per district)
Côte-des-Neiges
Snowdon
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Loyola
Lachine
Each voter chooses 4 candidates
Du CanalCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
1 city councillor
3 borough councillors (1 per district)
J.-Émery-Provost
Fort-Rolland
LaSalle
Each voter chooses 5 candidates
Sault-Saint-LouisCity mayor
Borough mayor
2 city councillors
2 borough councillors (2 per district)
Cecil-P.-Newman
Plateau-Mont-Royal
Each voter chooses 4 candidates
Mile-EndCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)3 city councillors (1 per district)3 borough councillors (1 per district)
DeLorimier
Jeanne-Mance
Sud Ouest
Each voter chooses 4 candidates
Saint-Henri–Petite-Bourgogne–Pointe-Saint-CharlesCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
2 city councillors (1 per district)
2 borough councillors (1 per district)
Saint-Paul–Émard
Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève
Each voter chooses 3 candidates
Pierre-ForetierCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
4 borough councillors (1 per district)
Denis-Benjamin-Viger
Jacques-Bizard
Sainte-Geneviève
Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Each voter chooses 3 candidates
TétreaultvilleCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)4 borough councillor (1 per district)
Maisonneuve–Longue-Pointe
Hochelaga
Louis-Riel
Montréal-Nord
Each voter chooses 3 candidates
Marie-ClaracCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
2 city councillors (1 per district)
2 borough councillors (1 per district)
Ovide-Clermont
Outremont
Each voter chooses 3 candidates
Claude-RyanCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)4 borough councillors (1 per district)
Joseph-Beaubien
Robert-Bourassa
Jeanne-Sauvé
Pierrefonds-Roxboro
Each voter chooses 4 candidates
Bois-de-LiesseCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
2 city councillors (1 per district)2 borough councillors (1 per district)
Cap-Saint-Jacques
Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles
Each voter chooses 4 candidates
La Pointe-aux-PrairiesCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
3 city councillors (1 per district)
3 borough councillors (1 per district)
Pointe-aux-Trembles
Rivière-des-Prairies
Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
Each voter chooses 3 candidates
Saint-ÉdouardCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
4 city councillors (1 per district)
Étienne-Desmarteau
Vieux-Rosemont
Marie-Victorin
Saint-Laurent
Each voter chooses 4 candidates
Côte-de-LiesseCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
2 city councillors (1 per district)
2 borough councillors (1 per district)
Norman-McLaren
Saint-Léonard
Each voter chooses 4 candidates
Saint-Léonard-EstCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
2 city councillors (1 per district)
2 borough councillors (1 per district)
Saint-Léonard-Ouest
Verdun
Each voter chooses 5 candidates
Champlain–L’Île-des-SœursCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
2 city councillors (1 per district)
4 borough councillors (2 per district)
Desmarchais-Crawford
Ville-Marie
Each voter chooses 2 candidates
City mayor (also borough mayor)
3 city councillors (1 per district)
Note: Mayor chooses 2 further councillors
Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension
Each voter chooses 3 candidates
Saint-MichelCity mayor
Borough mayor (also city councillor)
4 city councillors (1 per district)
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