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Can an elector ask to be removed from the electoral roll?

Verified 05 June 2019 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

It is not possible to ask to be removed from the electoral lists of a town hall (unless you are a European citizen of another country), as registration is mandatory. However, there is automatic delisting of electoral lists in certain situations, such as when you apply to be placed on another electoral list (for example, on the electoral list of another municipality, or on the consular electoral list).

Registered on a communal list

An elector registered on a municipal electoral roll may not voluntarily request his removal, as registration on the electoral roll is compulsory.

However, it is automatically deleted from the communal electoral list:

  • when it is listed in another municipality (it is automatically deleted from the list in the previous municipality),
  • or when registered on a consular list of electors,
  • or when he loses the right to vote,
  • or when he dies.

Reminder

a French resident abroad can no longer be registered simultaneously on a communal electoral list and on a consular list.

Reminder ::

A citizen of a countries of the European Union (other than France) residing in France can ask the town hall to be registered:

  • on the supplementary list of electors to vote in the European elections,
  • on the supplementary list of electors to vote in municipal elections.

Change of commune in France

Its registration in a new commune automatically deletes its previous registration.

Desire to stop voting in France for the European elections

Electors registered in France on the supplementary electoral list for European citizens automatically lose the right to vote for the same elections in any other country EU countries ..

To be eligible to vote again in another EU country, he must ask the mayor's office to remove him from the supplementary electoral list for the European elections.

Who shall I contact

Listed on a consular list

An elector registered on a consular list of electors may apply to be registered on a municipal list of electors to vote in France. This new registration will result in his automatic removal from the consular list of electors on which he was previously registered.

If you reside abroad and are registered on a consular list of electors, but wish to vote in France during a next election, you request to be registered on the electoral roll of a municipality.

This new registration will result in your automatic removal from the consular list of electors. Indeed, from 2019, a French resident abroad can no longer be registered simultaneously on a communal electoral list and on a consular list.

If you come back to live in France, you must request to be registered on the electoral roll of a municipality. This new registration will remove your previous entry on the consular list of electors.