polling station. The first round of the presidential election ends in a few hours this Sunday, April 10, 2022. What time does your polling station close? Practical information and complete timetables.
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[Mis à jour le 10 avril 2022 à 18h30] The first round of the presidential election ends in a few hours. On Sunday, April 10, nearly 50 million voters were called to go to the polls to choose from the twelve candidates vying for the Elysee. Latecomers should arrive at the polling stations before they close. It is no longer possible to vote 7 pm in most cities of France. However, the largest cities in France play overtime: polling stations close in Paris, Lille, Bordeaux, Marseille, Toulouse, Nantes and Nice at 8 pm.
to me At 5 p.m., turnout in the first round of the presidential election was 65%. However, this number will continue to evolve ahead of tonight’s result since polls closed early in the evening. If you don’t have time to vote yet, it’s not too late to go to the polls this Sunday, April 10, 2022. In Paris, for example, where the turnout at 5 pm was only 52.17% according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior, it was decided to close It’s 8 p.m., as in most major cities. However, the majority of municipalities in France will see their polling stations close at 7pm.
Should we go back if there is a queue before the polls close? If you arrive before 7:00 PM (or 8:00 PM for major cities) and are waiting in the queue while voting is still in progress, you will be able to vote, even if you are still in the queue after the fateful hour. However, people who arrive after closing time will not be able to deposit their ballot papers at the ballot box for this first round of presidential elections. The counting will then begin when the last voters who arrived before closing time have voted.
Who will be present in the second round scheduled for April 24? You can vote at a polling station or go through an agent that you must fill out and register before the evening of Saturday, April 9. But beware: even if all municipalities have at least one polling station, there is no way to attend. How do you know your polling station? Opening hours? Are there papers to submit to be able to vote? How is the vote organized? We give you all the necessary information below. You can also access this practical information directly via the search engine above.
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 to locate a polling station via a search engine and access the addresses and schedules of this presidential election.
Find a polling station
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 my polling office hours?
For the 2022 presidential election, as for all other elections, it was possible to go vote 8 hours ago. In mainland France, all polling stations opened at the same time on Sunday morning. On the other hand, in the Overseas Territories, voters were called to the polls earlier, as of 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.
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What time does my polling station close?
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 are closed it’s 19 Sunday. However, big cities play overtime until 8 pm, as in 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. Voting generally closes at 7 p.m. local time, although the Secretary of State may extend closing time in some areas to a maximum of 8 p.m.
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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 head of the polling station 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 permit 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.