The European elections take part in France on 26 May 2019. Anyone aged 18 or over can cast a vote. It’s also possible to vote by proxy or from abroad if certain conditions are met.
The elections take place on 26 May 2019 in France.
In the overseas departments of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana, the overseas "collectivités" of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin and French Polynesia, as well as in the polling stations open in embassies and consulates on the American continent, the election will take place on Saturday 25th May.
Voters in France have to vote in a specific polling station in the town hall of their commune, based on their home address or on where they have been paying local taxes for the past five years.
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In order to vote, French residents need to be registered on the electoral list of their “commune”. The commune, or “municipalité”, where they will vote can be:
You will need to register before 31 March 2019.
If you have already registered for previous elections, or if you are a first-time voter and have been informed by your local town hall that you are registered, you won’t need to register in advance, as this is done automatically by the authorities.
However, if you have changed your home address recently, you will need to register with the town hall of your new commune. If you are voting for the first time and have not been contacted by your local authority, you should also do this.
Under EU law, all countries must use voting systems that ensure proportional representation, which means that the number of elected members from each party depends on the share of electoral votes obtained by the party.
France uses closed lists, which does not allow voters to change the order of candidates on the list.