LIVE – Presidential 2022: first round of the elections, the moment of choice

How do you know where your polling station is?

The French are invited to vote in the first round of the presidential elections this Sunday. Your polling station could be your town hall, a school near you, or even a gym. Our article on how to find the address of your polling station.

Jean Castex votes in Prades

Prime Minister Jean Castex voted this Sunday morning in Prades in the Pyrénées-Orientales, where he was mayor until 2020.

Voters can vote without a mask

Since 8 a.m., voters have been going to polling stations in mainland France to vote. Surgical masks are available at polling stations, but it is not mandatory to wear one to vote. Our article to learn more about the health protocol put in place before the election.

Anne Hidalgo votes in Paris

PS candidate Anne Hidalgo voted in the 15th arrondissement of Paris on Sunday morning. She is the first candidate to go to the polls.

Nicolas Sarkozy votes in Paris

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy voted in Paris on Sunday morning.

When will we know the results of the first round of the elections?

The results of the first round of the presidential election will not be announced before the closing of the last polling station in mainland France, at 8 p.m. Our article to know everything about the dissemination of results.

Edouard Philippe voted in Le Havre

The former prime minister and current mayor of Le Havre went to vote when polling stations opened.

Polling stations open

It is election time for 48.7 million voters. Polling stations open for the first round of the first round of the presidential election.

Most polling stations are open until 7pm, with the exception of major cities where voters can put their ballot in the ballot box until 8pm, such as in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nice or Marseille.

Can we take a selfie in the voting booth?

Selfie, Snapchat story or Instagram… many voters want to share the symbolic act of voting on social networks.

In 2014, on the occasion of the municipal elections, the hashtag #selfisoloir was launched and thousands of self-portraits were placed on the platforms. Since then, the issue of selfies has arisen in the voting booth with every election. Find out what the rule says in our article.

37.08% in Guadeloupe, 34.6% in Guyana: participation abroad at 5:00 pm

Voters have already started voting in the overseas territories. At 5 pm, the participation rate for the 1st round is 37.08% in Guadeloupe, according to figures communicated by the prefecture. It is 34.6% in Guyana, 35.1% in Martinique and 44.4% in St-Pierre-et-Miquelon.

In Polynesia, the participation rate is 12.34% in the afternoon.

6, 7 or 8 p.m.: what time do the presidential elections close?

Until what time is it possible to vote this Sunday? Knowing that polling stations close from 6pm, it is not always easy to know the specific times per city. The closing time does not always depend on the size of the municipality. All the details in our article.

Mask, barrier gestures … The health protocol put in place before the elections

Do you have the right to vote if you have Covid-19? Yes, it is completely possible. Please note that you will not be asked for a certificate: neither proof of vaccination, nor a declaration of recovery, nor a negative test. The health protocol introduced by the government is primarily an incentive.

Voter card, identity card, passport…? What you need to vote

You don’t necessarily need an identity card to vote this Sunday. This is not mandatory in municipalities with less than 1,000 inhabitants. In the other you can use other IDs. Passport, vital card, hunting license… We list the official documents accepted in this article.

How to know your polling station

It could be your town hall, a school near you, a gymnasium… If you are unsure about the location of your polling station, there are two options: you look on your voter, where the information is registered, or consult a site set up by the administration. All the details in our article.

D-Day for the first round, polls open at 8am in mainland France

It’s D Day. Hello everyone and welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the first round of the 2022 presidential elections. If the polls are already organized abroad this Saturday, polling stations will open all over metropolitan France at 8am this Sunday morning, before a closure at 7 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on the municipality.

To find out all about the practicalities of the ballot paper, see our frequently asked questions.

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