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Electoral map

Verified 23 March 2022 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

The electoral map (called voter card) is a document proving your registration on the electoral list of the commune. It is usually sent by mail, but can be given to 18-year-olds at a citizenship ceremony.

On voting day, you must present your electoral map at the polling station. But if you don't have it anymore, you can vote with just one identification.

To obtain an electoral map, you must be registered on the electoral lists.

Registration on the electoral lists can be done:

You can check your registration and know your polling station using this online service:

Check your election registration and polling station

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

However, a young person who reaches the age of 18 may receive his or her electoral card at the occasion of a citizenship ceremony organised by the mayor.

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.

The electoral map shows the following information:

  • Voter Name
  • Voter First Names
  • Address of home or residence
  • Date of birth of elector
  • National Voter Number
  • Place of the elector's polling station

FYI  

the mayor's signature or the town hall stamp are optional. The elector's signature is not required.

If you see an error on your electoral map, you must ask for the correction using this online service:

Application for correction of civil status with the INSEE

It is recommended that you present your electoral map when voting.

But if you don't have it, you can still vote.

On the day of the vote, the documents to be presented to vote depend on the size of the commune:

1000 inhabitants or +

You can vote by presenting:

If you have been registered by a court order, you must also submit this document.

Less than 1,000 inhabitants

You can vote by presenting:

If you have been registered by a court decision (especially in case of administrative error), you must also present this document.

The card is valid until replaced by the next card.

All election cards are due for renewal in early 2022.

Indeed, the new maps are drawn up during the process of revising the electoral lists, usually every 3 to 5 years.

To replace your card, you can get a certificate of registration.

To do this, you can:

  • apply to the town hall where you are registered
  • or download it using online service.

At the time of voting, you can present this certificate at your polling station.

FYI  

you may vote by presenting to your polling station a identification only. To know your polling station, you can use online service.

You must notify the police station or the police brigade to avoid any fraudulent use of your card.

Who shall I contact

To replace your card, you can get a certificate of registration.

To do this, you can:

  • apply to the town hall where you are registered
  • or download it using online service.

At the time of voting, you can present this certificate at your polling station.

FYI  

you may vote by presenting to your polling station a identification only. To know your polling station, you can use online service.

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