When will the legislative elections take place?
The next legislative elections will take place on June 12, 2022 for the first round and on June 19, 2022 for the second round.
Who do we elect in legislative elections?
Legislative elections allow French citizens to elect through direct universal suffrage the 577 deputies who are their representatives in the National Assembly for a period of 5 years. The mandate can be shortened by the President of the Republic in the event of parliamentary dissolution (article 12 of the constitution). In this case, new elections are organized within 20 to 40 days.
Who can vote in legislative elections
Here are the eligibility criteria to vote:
- Be a French citizen at least 18 years old.
- Be registered on the electoral lists.
- enjoy their civil and political rights.
The deadline for voter registration is May 6, 2022 and May 4 for online registration. Each citizen will be able to vote for the candidates of their constituency to which their polling station is attached.
What is the voting system for legislative elections?
The vote is majority in two rounds. To win the election in the first round, the candidate must collect the absolute majority of the votes cast in the first round. If no candidate wins an absolute majority in the first round, a second round is organized a week later with the two candidates having obtained the most votes in the first round as well as the candidates having obtained a number of votes equal to or greater than 12. .5% of registered voters.
Can we vote by proxy?
It is possible to vote by proxy during the legislative elections by the same process as for the presidential election of April 2022. You can thus nominate another voter to vote in your polling station. You will then need:
- Go to https://www.maprocuration.gouv.fr/
- Identify yourself via the France Connect application.
- Enter your voter information and proxy voter information.
- Go to a police station with proof of identity and the reference of your power of attorney request obtained in the previous step.