Frequently asked questions

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The legislative elections will be held on Sunday June 12 and 19, 2022 and will allow you to vote for your deputies. Voting will be at the ballot box or by proxy.

  • The legislative elections will take place on Sunday, 12 and Sunday, 19 June 2022. In order to participate, you must be enrolled in the electoral register before Friday, 06 May 2022.

    The ballot will take place on Saturday, 4 and Saturday, 18 June 2022 in French Polynesia and on Saturday, 11 and Saturday, 18 June 2022 in Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.

    It will take place on 4 and 18 June 2022 for French citizens voting in embassies and consular posts in the Americas.

  • In order to vote, you must:

    • Be a French citizen.
    • Be of legal age (18 years) latest on the day before the election or, in case of a second round, on the day before the second round.
    • Be entitled to enjoy your civil and political rights.
    • To be registered on the electoral lists.

    Thus, young people who reach the majority on the eve of the second ballot at the latest will be able to vote in this second ballot only.

  • Applications for enrolment in the electoral register can be filed all year round. However, for an application for enrolment to be valid for an election, Article L.17 of the Electoral Code specifies that it must be filed latest on the sixth Friday before the first round of the election.

    For the legislative elections, the enrolment deadline is Wednesday, 4 May online, and Friday, 6 May 2022 at the town hall.

     

  • To confirm that you are actually enrolled in the electoral register and locate your polling station, simply visit the website service-public.fr.

  • To enrol in the electoral register, simply visit the website service-public.fr.

    This facility helps French and European citizens to apply for enrolment in the electoral registers of their municipality. You can equally enrol in the electoral register of your municipality by going to the mayor’s office. There, you will need to present proof of identity, proof of address/residency and a Cerfa form No. 12669 to apply for enrolment, which can be obtained at the mayor’s office.

    Please note that to enrol in the electoral register of your municipality, you must be eligible to vote (be a French citizen, of legal age and entitled to enjoy your civil and political rights) and prove your affiliation to the municipality. Such affiliation can be proven either by your address or residence in the municipality, or by your taxpayer status, or by your status as a manager or sole majority partner of a company affiliated to the municipality.

  • Should you encounter any difficulty with your electoral status, you can contact your mayor’s office.

    The contact details of your mayor’s office are available via the link lannuaire.service-public.fr.

  • Proxy can be granted in two ways at any time up to one year before the election:

    • By applying online on the website maprocuration.gouv.fr, which application must then be presented for approval at a police station or gendarmerie brigade within the next two months.
    • By going directly to the police station, to a gendarmerie brigade or to the judicial or local court where the voter will complete a form. The voter must present proof of identity.

    NB: To grant proxy, you must know the National Voter Number of your proxy (the person receiving the proxy). This number appears on the voter identity card (voter ID) and can be found directly online by querying your voter status.

    You can check whether you have actually granted or received proxy by logging on to service-public.fr.

  • In France, you must cast your vote in the ballot box on election day. You cannot vote remotely or in advance. If you are unable to go to your polling station on election day, you can issue a proxy in advance, authorising a trusted person to vote on your behalf. There is now an online procedure to apply for a proxy to be issued on the website maprocuration.gouv.fr.

    You can find your polling station on your voter ID or by logging on to the teleservice via service-public.fr.

    To check whether you are actually enrolled on the electoral register, simply go to: service-public.fr.

  • Yes, French citizens residing outside France can vote directly in a polling station opened in the embassy or consular post located in the consular district where they are resident, provided they are already enrolled in the corresponding consular electoral register.

    They can also grant proxy via the website demarches.interieur.gouv.fr.

    For military personnel and similar persons stationed outside France, it is also possible to have a proxy issued with the judicial police officers of the armed forces.

    French citizens abroad can vote online and by correspondance for the legislative elections. 

  • To be allowed to vote on election day, you must present an identity document (with photo), and if possible, your voter ID. Accepted identity documents include: a national identity card, a passport, a health insurance card, a driver’s licence, etc…

    The full list of documents that can be used as proof of identity at the time of voting is available here.

  • The mission statements will be available online two weeks ahead of the election, on the website of the Commission Nationale de Contrôle de la Campagne électorale en vue de l'élection Présidentielle (national campaign supervisory commission for the presidential election).

  • The legislative elections will be held in France against a backdrop of health vigilance owing to the COVID-19 crisis. Accordingly,

    • Wearing face masks will not be mandatory in the polling stations;
    • Hydro-alcoholic gel will be provided;
    • A movement direction will be established to avoid physical contact.

    Access to the polling station is not conditional on the presentation of a vaccination pass.