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Lhe legislative marketing campaign has barely ended, however voting has already began for some. If French folks dwelling in mainland France have to attend till Sunday June 30 to go to their polling station, some voters have already gone to the polls. In explicit French folks dwelling overseas who vote on-line: the poll was opened to them on Tuesday June 25, at midday, and closed on Thursday June 27, at midday. This on-line voting system is simply accessible to French folks dwelling overseas and registered on a consular electoral checklist.

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But not everybody votes on-line. As specified within the presidential decree of June 9, for bodily votes, “voters are summoned on Saturday, June 29 in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, French Polynesia and in the polling stations opened by embassies and consular posts located on the American continent.” Similarly, the French in Montreal, New York or Santiago de Chile must go to a polling station on Saturday.

410,000 voters have already voted on-line

But why this distinction? It is a query of time distinction. As the Constitutional Council factors out, “this provision prevents voters located in these communities from being able to find out the outcome of the vote in mainland France before the polling stations close”. This is why, conversely, voters in Réunion, Mayotte, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna will vote on Sunday 30 June. Just just like the French in Nairobi, Beijing, New Delhi and Sydney.

Just because the variety of proxies for the legislative elections has seen a outstanding improve, on-line votes by French folks overseas have additionally been better. According to the Directorate for French People Abroad and Consular Administration, 410,000 voters solid their ballots on-line, in comparison with 250,000 in 2022. And this, regardless of a number of issues reported by Internet customers.

READ ALSO Elections, ought to we blame this categorical marketing campaign for all of the ills? For the second spherical, the rule would be the similar. Internet voting can be open on the Tuesday previous the vote and closed on Thursday, on the similar occasions as within the first spherical. In the occasion of bodily voting, polling stations open on Saturday June 29 in sure constituencies will due to this fact be open on Saturday July 6. Be cautious, nonetheless, as in mainland France, most polling stations will shut at 6 p.m.