Legislative elections 2024: how to vote by proxy?

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, Julie de Sortiraparis, Graziella de Sortiraparis · Published on June 10th, 2024 at 10:18 a.m.
The French are called to the polls on June 30 and July 7, 2024 following the dissolution of the National Assembly announced by Emmanuel Macron on Sunday June 9, 2024. What can you do if you can't make it to the polling station on these days? Here's how to vote by proxy.

Before the end of July 2024, France will have elected its new deputies. But first, they have to be elected: for this, the French are invited to go and vote, on June 30 and July 7, 2024.

All the French have to do is choose the person they wish to elect, and slip their ballot paper into the ballot box. Not everyone can do this. Work, travel, illness, incompatible schedule, polling station too far from home... There are many reasons why a voter may not be able to get to the polling station. There is a solution to this problem: voting by proxy.

This system is very simple: it allows you to choose a voter to vote on your behalf on polling day. Proxies can be requested at any time prior to voting day. However, "in the event of a late request, given the time it takes for your proxy to be forwarded to and processed by the town hall, it is possible that your proxy will not be able to vote in your place ", explains the Ministry of the Interior website. In other words, although there is no legal deadline, this official document must be completed sufficiently in advance for the administration to take it into account.

In practical terms, all you have to do is fill in the online form, then validate it "in person ata police station, gendarmerie post or consulate, within the next two months. On site, you'll need to present your "Maprocuration" registration reference and an identity document."

Alternatively, you can go directly to one of the above locations to fill in a paper form. Please note that to complete this document, you will need the national electoral number of the person to whom you are giving power of attorney (also known as the "proxy"). This number is shown on the electoral card.

The Ministry of the Interior also reminds you that you can cancel your proxy at any time (by filling in a form at a gendarmerie, police station, etc.). You can even choose to go and vote, even if you have given your proxy, provided that your proxy has not already voted on your behalf.

Note that there is no legal obligation for the proxy to respect your voting instructions. You should therefore choose a person you trust, who you are sure will come to vote in this election!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From June 30th, 2024 to July 7th, 2024

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