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Electoral lists: new

Verified 28 June 2021 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

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To be able to vote, you must be registered on the electoral roll. If you live in France, you can ask to be registered on the electoral list of a town hall. If you live in the foreigner, you can apply to be registered either as a consular list of electors or on the list of electors of a town hall.

FYI  

the 18 year old who made citizen census is automatically registered on the electoral lists. The person who became French after 2018 is automatically registered on the electoral lists.

List of elections

All of the following conditions must be met:

  • At least 18 years old on election day
  • Being French
  • Enjoyment of civil and political rights

To know:

You live in France

You can register to vote in one of the following communes:

  • Home
  • The municipality in which you have been subject to local taxes (housing tax, company property tax, property tax on built or unbuilt properties) for at least 2 years
  • Common to your residence, if you have been effectively and continuously resident there for at least 6 months
  • Common place where you have the obligation to reside as a civil servant
  • Municipality where the business, of which you are the majority or sole partner for at least 2 years, has been included in the role of municipal contributions for at least 2 years

To know:

  • If you are staying with a relative (for example, a relative) or a friend, you can be registered in the municipality where you are staying.
  • If you SDF: titleContent, or fairground, or travellers, you can be registered in the municipality of the organisation where you live.
You live in the foreigner but want to vote in France

You can place on the electoral list of the municipality :

  • where your home is located
  • where you have lived for at least 6 months
  • where you have been subject to local taxes (residential or company property taxes or property taxes on built or unbuilt properties) for at least 2 years
  • where the business subject to local taxes has been for at least 2 years and of which you have been the manager or the controlling or sole shareholder for at least 2 years

If you are registered in the register of French nationals living outside France, you can also register on the electoral list of one of these communes:

  • your birthplace
  • the municipality of your last domicile
  • the municipality of your last residence, provided that it has been for at least 6 months
  • the town where one of your parents (up to 4th degree) was born, registered or registered on the electoral roll
  • the municipality where your spouse or one of your spouses parents (up to 4th degree) registered or registered on the electoral roll

FYI  

it is no longer possible to be registered on the list of electors of a town hall and on a consular list of electors.

It is possible to register all year round.

However, in an election year, this must be done by 6e Friday before 1to election round.

But certain situations, this period shall be extended until 10e day before 1to election round.

You can do this:

Online

You must use the online service application for registration and attach the scanned version of the following documents:

Online application for registration on the electoral lists

On site (you or a representative)

By yourself

You must provide the following documents:

Who shall I contact

Through another person

You can have someone do this for you.

To do this, you must provide the following documents:

Who shall I contact
By mail

You must send the following documents:

Who shall I contact

Reminder

certain persons are subject to a specific registration procedure:

Registration is automatic for the following persons:

The electoral map is sent by mail to your home no later than 3 days before 1to round of the election (or referendum).

If your electoral map was not distributed to you before the election or referendum, it is kept at the polling station. You can recover it by presenting a identification.

It is possible to verify his registration on the electoral list using this online service:

Check your election registration and polling station

It is possible to obtain his registration on the electoral lists, until the day of the election, from the court 

  • if you were not registered due to an administrative error (application filed on time but registration not completed).
  • or if you have been wrongly deleted (in some cases).

You can go to court:

  • by mail
  • or by visiting the country until election day (until election day 2)d ballot if you were to be registered on the list of electors onto tower).

You must provide the following documents:

  • Certificate issued by the town hall mentioning the material error and the non-inclusion on the lists of the town. This certificate can be obtained at the mayor's election office.
  • Copy of ID
  • Proof of domicile
  • Court referral form
  • Any document that allows the judge to assess the merits of your application

To find out the court address:

Who shall I contact

Consular List (foreigner)

All of the following conditions must be met:

  • At least 18 years old on election eve
  • Being French
  • Enjoyment of civil and political rights

FYI  

at age 18, registration is automatic if the young person is registered in the French register outside France (unless he or she objects).

It is possible to register all year round.

However, to be able to vote in a particular election, this step must be taken no later than 6e Friday before 1to round of this election.

In certain situations, this period shall be extended until 10e day before 1to election round.

You can request to be registered on the consular list of electors:

By internet (via the register of French people established outside France)

You can request your registration on the consular list of electors 

French register established outside France - Consular registration

On site or by courier (consulate, embassy)

You can request to register on the consular list of electors by contacting your consulate or embassy directly.

You must provide the following documents:

It is possible to verify his registration on the electoral list using this online service:

Check your election registration and polling station

It is possible to get his or her registration on the electoral lists, until the day of the election or the referendum 

  • if you were not registered due to an administrative error (application filed on time but registration not completed)
  • or if you have been wrongly written off.

You must use the following form:

Application for inclusion on the Consular List of Electors (in the event of a wrongful omission or cancellation)

We need to send Tribunal de Paris a copy of a French identity document with the following form:

Application for inclusion on the Consular List of Electors (in the event of a wrongful omission or cancellation)

To find out the address of the Paris court:

Who shall I contact