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Power of attorney: How does the voting take place on election day?

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

If you are asked to vote in the place of another voter, you must go to the polling station on the day of the vote. You will vote in his place, after presenting your identity card. You don't need any other documents.

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

For this purpose, this voter has previously makes a proxy vote.

He informed you that you had to vote for him and told you where he was voting.

Indeed, you must vote for him in his polling station.

To check his polling station and power of attorney, you can use this online service:

Verify your voter registration and polling station

To vote on election day in place of another voter, you must go to their polling station and have your own identity document.

You do not need to have the voter's electoral map or any other document that instructed you to vote for him or her.

The only document you need to present is your ID.

Example :

You are registered on the electoral list of the city of Anzin and your polling station is No. 2 (in Anzin).

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

To vote in place of this voter, on election day, you must go to Denain at office number 1 and present your ID.

On the day of the vote, the elector who instructed you to vote in his or her place may go to his or her polling station and vote personally, provided that he or she does so before you.

He doesn't need to terminate the power of attorney.