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Presidential election 2022: how to vote by proxy

Proxy voting is one of the means to fight against abstention, feared by many political figures. And for good reason: according to the latest electoral survey conducted by Ipsos-Sopra Steria in partnership with the Sciences Po Political Research Center (Cevipof) and the Jean Jaurès Foundation, for The worldthe abstainers “potentials” and “probable” represent up to 22% of the 13,269 people surveyed.

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If you are unavailable on April 10 and 24 but wish to cast your vote in the presidential election, you can submit a proxy request on the maprocuration.gouv.fr website. Since 1er January, it is possible to give your proxy to an agent who does not live in your municipality but, be careful, this person will still have to go to your usual polling station to place the ballot in the ballot box for you. It will be impossible for him to go to his polling station on your behalf and to use your power of attorney.

Several checks needed

To proceed with a valid power of attorney, your voter number, identical since your first registration on the electoral lists, is imperative. It is noted on your voter card and also available in a few clicks on the website of the public administration. As a reminder, it is not possible to vote in advance or remotely. You will need to provide proof of identity as well as proof of your link with the municipality where you wish to vote.

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When the application is completed, a physical verification of your identity by the authorities is necessary, by going to a police station, a gendarmerie brigade or a consulate whenever you wish. To choose your proxy – the person who will vote for you – you must choose a person registered on the electoral lists.

If you wish to be appointed as a proxy, use the voter registration verification service available on this official site to obtain the registration certificate and communicate it to the person wishing to give you power of attorney.

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