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To participate in political elections, you must be registered on the electoral roll. Every French person who comes of age is automatically registered on the electoral roll, provided that he or she has taken the census when he or she turned 16. The town hall informs the new voter by mail of his or her registration, without him or her having to take any action. If, however, registration could not take place (late census, moving after the census, etc.), you must make the request to the town hall.
Course of events
On the day of the election, voters MUST present a valid identity document.
- national identity card
- Identity card of local elected official with photograph, issued by the state representative
- carte vitale with photograph
- chamois or tricolour combatant card
- civil or military disability card with photograph
- state official's identity card with photograph
- an identity card or movement card with photograph, issued by the military authorities
- large family card with photograph issued by the SNCF (French National Railway Company)
- driver's permit
- hunting permit with photograph, issued by the state representative
- traffic book, issued by the prefect
- receipt as proof of identity, issued in exchange for identity documents.
Electoral map: What's new?
This year, the novelty is a QR code on the first page (identical for all cards and therefore for all voters. No personal data is collected).
This QR code links to the unique website www.elections.interieur.gouv.fr allowing you to :
- check your electoral situation ;
- find your polling station ;
- register online, until 2 March 2022, on the electoral roll;
- apply for a proxy if you are absent on polling day, but also to check who you have given proxy to or who has given you proxy.
The electoral card contains your identity (surname, first name), your date of birth, your address, your national electoral number and the polling station to which you are attached.
To facilitate the work of the polling station on election day, please bring your voter's card and an identity document.
Voting by proxy
You already know that you will not be there on election day? You have difficulties to move? Think of the proxy and anticipate the steps. Since 1 January 2022, you can give a proxy to a voter who does not vote in your municipality. However, they must go to your polling station to vote in your place.
- You can fill in the application form for a power of attorney online. Download the form and print it out before handing it in to a named authority with an identity document. Once dated, stamped and stamped, the form will be sent to the mayor by the authority.
- You can also go to the nearest gendarmerie, national police station or court of first instance with your identity document. If you live abroad, you should go to the consulate or embassy. You will then fill in a proxy voting form on the spot with the following information about the proxy: surname, first name, date of birth and address, as well as a statement on honour indicating the reason for the impediment. A receipt will be issued to you. The authority that received your power of attorney sends it to the town hall. The agent does not receive any paperwork.
- On election day, the proxy with his or her own identification will vote for you. If you are finally present on polling day and arrive at the polling station before your proxy, you will still be able to vote.
Look out! The same proxy may only receive one power of attorney established in France or two powers of attorney if one (or both) is established abroad.
Change of address
It is important to inform the General Administration Department of the Town Hall of any changes in civil status and/or address. To do so, simply hand in a document dated less than 3 months to the following address:
Val d'Isère City Hall
PO BOX 295
73155 Val d'Isère cedex