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Updated : 14/02/2014

Municipal elections – France

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Municipal elections

If you are a non-French EU citizen and you want to vote in the municipal elections in France, you must register first.

To vote in the municipal elections, you must meet the following conditions:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • live in France
  • be an EU national
  • have full civil and political rights

For further details, see:  EU citizens' voting rights (in French only)

To be eligible to vote in the French municipal elections, you must be:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • able to prove that you have links with the municipality by
    • being on the electoral register for the municipal elections
    • meeting the legal conditions for inclusion in the electoral register for the municipal elections (i.e. being at least 18 and having a genuine residence, or an uninterrupted period of residence, in a French municipality)
  • on the register for one of the municipal taxes.

You are not obliged to vote in the municipal elections once you are on the electoral register.

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