How do I find it? What time is the 2022 presidential election?


polling station. On Sundays April 10 and 24, you are invited to your polling station to elect the next President of the Republic. What time to go to the polling station? How do you find him? We give you all the practical information for this vote.

[Mis à jour le 6 avril à 10h57] Five years after the last presidential election, the French must once again go to the polls to elect the next President of the Republic, on Sunday 10 and 14 April 2022. Each municipality has at least one polling station. In France, in DROM-COM (formerly DOM-TOM) and even in foreign countries, all voters will be able to move or make a power of attorney in order to appoint the President of the Republic for the next five years. However, one cannot present oneself anywhere and in any way. So, how do you know your polling station? What are the working hours? Are there papers to submit to be able to vote? How is it organized? We ask you for all necessary information.

Between those in France (all regions combined) and those open abroad, nearly 70,000 polling stations will open for the presidential election. Linternaute offers you a complete and free service for locating polling stations and accessing addresses and times for this presidential election: just go to this page dedicated to polling stations open for elections.

Even if the registration in the electoral rolls is validated, you have to go to vote in a very specific office and not anywhere. Indeed, many offices are open in the municipalities to collect voters residing in the same geographical area. Each polling station generally does not exceed 1,000 voters. Not sure where is yours? Don’t panic. The number and address are written on your electoral card, on the inside, at the top.

What are the working hours of polling stations?

For the 2022 presidential election, as for all other elections, it is possible to go and vote from 8am. In the French capital, all polling stations open at the same time on Sunday morning. On the other hand, in some Overseas Territories, voters are called to the polls earlier on Saturday from 8 am. These are registered in Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre, Miquelon and French Polynesia. The same also applies to French citizens living abroad and registered on the American continent.

What is the closing date for polling stations?

Not all polling stations close at the same time on Election Day. There are differences in the major cities, in order of provinces. In the vast majority of cities, polling stations close at 7 p.m. on Sundays. However, the big cities play the stretches until 8pm, as do Paris, Lille, Bordeaux, Marseille, Toulouse, Nantes or Nice. The distinction was made because there were more voters in these areas. The same is true for voters of Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Saint-Pierre, Miquelon and French Polynesia, who have been called up as of Saturday. Polling will close at 7 p.m. local time, although the Secretary of State may delay closing time in certain areas to a maximum of 8 p.m.

Do you want to know when your polling station will close? Simply type the name or postal code of your municipality into the search bar below.

What documents do I need to submit to vote?

Before a ballot card can be placed in the ballot box, it is necessary, in most municipalities, to prove the person’s identity to polling station officials. However, presenting your electoral card is not mandatory. An identity document may suffice, such as his identity card, passport, bio card with photo, disability card or driver’s licence. It should also be noted that in towns with a population of less than 1,000, no identification document is required in order to be able to vote. “But when in doubt, the registrar can ask you to prove your identity by any means,” the administration specifies.

Do you have to wear a mask to vote?

The recent elections in France, whether municipal, provincial or regional, were marked by the implementation of a strict health protocol regarding physical distancing, hand washing or even mask wearing. This time, for the 2022 presidential election, mask wearing and physical distancing rules are not mandatory at polling stations, but mask wearing is still highly recommended for the elderly, the immunocompromised, the chronically ill and the vulnerable, as well as for caregivers, and people with of symptoms. , high-risk contact cases and people who have tested positive for Covid-19, up to 7 days after they are released from isolation.

Also, a health card will not be mandatory: proof of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative viral test result, none of these documents will be needed when you go to the polling station. Nor will it be imposed on the organization’s employees. For people at risk, it will also be possible to request priority access from outside the polling station.

Finally, the number of voters at each polling station is unlimited. However, access to the polling station can be regulated and entry and exit should be separated to avoid crowded situations. Voters will be provided with hand washing point or hydro-alcoholic gel at two separate points in order to avoid crossing the flows. The materials provided to voters (pens, storage, ballot boxes, polling booths) will be cleaned frequently during polling and the polling station will be broadcast on a regular basis. Self-tests will be made available to persons participating in the organization or polling department who wish to do so.

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