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Proxy: how do you vote on election day?

Verified 22 February 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

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A voter has asked you to vote for him in an election (presidential, legislative, municipal, departmental...) or a referendum.

For this purpose, the elector has makes proxy voting.

He informed you that you had to vote in his place and he told you his polling station.

To find out his polling station and verify the power of attorney, you can use this online service:

Check your election registration and polling station

To vote in his place on election day, you must go to his polling station and have your own identification.

You do not need to have the voter card of the elector who assigned you to vote for him or her, or any other document concerning him or her. The only document you have to present is your ID.

Example :

You are registered on the electoral list of the city of Anzin and your polling station is n°2 (in Anzin).

A voter who is registered on the electoral roll in the city of Denain and whose polling station is No.1 (in Denain) has asked you to vote in his place.

To vote for this voter on election day, you have to go to Denain at room 1 and present your ID.

Please note

the voter who asked you to vote for him or her can always come to the polling station and vote personally, provided that you do so before you do.