French from the United Kingdom: where and how to vote for the presidential elections?

For stephane-germain | Posted on 03/31/2022 at 11:13 | Updated on 03/31/2022 at 16:14

The first round of the French presidential elections will take place on Sunday, April 10. Here’s where and how to go to vote if you’re a French expat in the UK.

Your polling station will be indicated in the invitation you will receive shortly before the date of the vote. “Your polling place will depend on the voting center to which you are attached. This depends on the address of residence that you have communicated to the Register of French citizens living outside of France. indicates the website of the embassy.

Please note: For French citizens living abroad, there is no electoral card. You will only be asked for an identity document in order to vote. Here is the exhaustive list of documents accepted at polling stations: French national identity card, French passport, official document issued by a valid French public administration, consular registration card, valid document issued by a Member State of the European Union.

For the 2022 presidential election, 6 polling places are open in London, 7 outside the capital (Ashford, Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds) and 3 in Scotland (Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow). The offices will be open continuously from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can now check the list of polling stations associated with your zip code on the French Embassy website.

Note: you must register on the electoral lists before March 4, 2022 to be able to vote in the presidential elections. You still have until April 29, 2022 to register and be able to vote in the legislative elections.

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