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Vote of a European citizen: what proof of domicile to register?

Verified 10 June 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

If you are a citizen of European Union (other than French), you can vote in municipal and European elections in France, provided that you are registered on the supplementary lists in France.

To do this, you must apply to be registered.

When applying for registration, you must provide proof of domicile.

The proof of registration depends on your situation in the municipality where you wish to register:

Resident (or resident for at least 6 months)

You must provide a document with your name and address on the commune.

The following documents are accepted:

  • Water, gas, electricity or fixed telephone bill less than 3 months
  • Home insurance certificate less than 3 months
  • Pay or pension less than 3 months
  • Less than 3 months rent
You pay local taxes

You must prove that you have been subject to certain local taxes for at least 2 consecutive years in the municipality where you wish to register. These taxes may include:

  • Housing tax
  • Property tax, whether built or not built
  • Company property tax (ex-business tax)

You must provide:

  • The last 2 tax notices on which your name appears,
  • Either a certificate from the departmental public finance department where your name appears.
You have a company

You are a manager (or manager)

You must prove that you have been the manager (manager) for at least 2 years of a company registered for at least 2 years in the role of contributions of the commune.

To do this, you must provide the following 3 documents:

  • Appointment decision (or extract) or a copy of the appointment decision on the business' General Assembly Decision Register or even the company's statutes
  • Document proving the inclusion of the business in the role of the contributions of the commune, for at least 2 years
  • Certification on the honour of the continuity of your position as business manager for at least 2 years

You can use this certificate template on the honour:

Attestation on honour

You are a single or majority partner

You must prove that you have been the majority or sole partner of a company registered for at least 2 years in the role of contributions of the commune.

You must provide the following 3 documents:

  • Copy of the articles of incorporation of the business (or copy of the updated articles of association or copy of the deed of assignment of shares)
  • Document proving the inclusion of the business in the role of the contributions of the commune for at least 2 years
  • Certification on the honour of the continuity of your position as majority or sole partner of the business for at least 2 years

You can use this certificate template on the honour:

Attestation on honour