The electoral map is a highly regulated voting tool. However, it is not compulsory to go to the polls. Here is what you need to know about this democratic tool, which you will be asked during the two rounds of the 2022 presidential election, this Sunday and Sunday, April 24.
How to request it?
We do not ask for it, it is assigned to you automatically on condition that you are registered on the electoral lists of your municipality.
How to receive it?
Your town hall must send you your electoral card by post, to your home. You were supposed to receive it no later than 3 days before the first round of the election. If not, it can be picked up at the polling station. For this, you will need to present an identity document.
What must it indicate to be valid?
The electoral map must legally indicate the voter’s surname and first names, address, date of birth, national voter number and location of the polling station.
This year, it presents a big change: a QR code. It refers to the dedicated government site to allow you to check your situation, find your polling station, register online or even request a power of attorney in the event of absence. Attention: it is the same QR code for everyone, it is not individualized. Once on the website, you will need to fill in your information.
On the card, the signature of the mayor or the stamp of the town hall are optional. Your signature is not also not mandatory.
Is the electoral card compulsory to vote?
No, the electoral card is not compulsory to vote. The only obligation is to present photo ID : identity card, passport, driving license, vital card with photo…
How long is it valid?
Until a new card is received. The operations of recasting the electoral lists are generally carried out every 3 to 5 years. At that time, the town hall sends you a new one.
What if you lost it?
Even if it is not necessary to vote, you can replace it with a certificate of registration on the electoral list, which you can either request from your town hall, or download from the dedicated website.
What should you do if your electoral card has been stolen?
In this case, it is advisable to notify the police station or the gendarmerie of your municipality, in order to avoid any fraudulent use.
Apart from that, as for a case of loss, you can replace it with a certificate of registration on the electoral list, which you can either request from your town hall, either download from the dedicated website.