Everything you need to know about the second round of the 2024 legislative elections: polling station hours, proxy voting, announcement of results…

Second tour des législatives 2024 : horaires des bureaux de vote, procuration, annonce des résultats... Tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur le scrutin
          Les électeurs de 501 circonscriptions sont de nouveau attendus pour voter, dimanche.

The following Sunday, the citizens of 501 districts are called to go to the polls to cast their vote.

French voters are once again called to the polls on Sunday, July 7, in 501 districts, for the second round of legislative elections triggered by the dissolution of the National Assembly. The outcome of the election will determine the new composition of the chamber. Will there be an absolute or relative majority? Is France heading towards a coalition or a technical government? The first answers should be known from 8pm.

Ahead of the verdict, franceinfo has gathered information that could be useful for you to go vote.

## How does this second round work?

The 76 candidates elected as deputies in the first round managed to gather more than 50% of the votes cast, as well as a number of votes at least equal to 25% of the number of registered voters. For the other 501 districts, voters must vote again on Sunday. The top two candidates have qualified, as well as the following candidates if they have gathered a number of votes at least equivalent to 12.5% of the registered voters. The number of three-way races has, however, been greatly reduced after the first round, as many candidates have withdrawn.

On Sunday, the candidate receiving the most votes wins. In the event of a tie, the older candidate is elected.

## What are the opening and closing hours of the polling stations?

In mainland France and Corsica, voting is generally possible from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. However, polling stations close a little later in many large cities: at 7 p.m. in Lille and Rennes for example, or at 8 p.m. in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, or Marseille. Don’t hesitate to contact your town hall to verify the closing time of your polling station. Voters in Reunion, Mayotte, and New Caledonia also vote on Sunday for the second round of legislative elections. There is no second round organized in Wallis and Futuna, where deputy Mikaele Seo was elected on June 30.

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As in the first round, the vote took place on Saturday in Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, French Polynesia, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Martin, and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. All French nationals living abroad were also able to vote online on July 3 and 4. To vote in person, individuals living on the American continent and in the Caribbean went to the polling station on Saturday, while in the rest of the world, French nationals vote on Sunday.

## How can I check if I am registered on the electoral roll?

For this election, it is now too late to register on the electoral roll, as reminded by service-public.fr. You can check your registration with the online service Check Your Electoral Status. You just need to provide your municipality, your name, your first names, your date of birth, and your sex. “If the online service identifies you, it means that you are properly registered in the indicated municipality,” specifies the Ministry of the Interior.

This service allows you to access online your national voter number, the address of your polling station, and the proxies you may have received or given. It should be noted that for French citizens who turned 18 after the dissolution of the Assembly, registration on the electoral roll is automatic if they have done their civic service registration at 16 years old.

## Can I still request a proxy vote?

There is no deadline to request a proxy vote, but authorities recommend doing these procedures as soon as possible, taking into account the time needed to process your request, as highlighted on the website maprocuration.gouv.fr.

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To request a proxy vote, you must obtain several pieces of information from the person who will vote for you: their voter number and date of birth, or their voting municipality and personal data. You can then make this request online, and then have your identity verified: either online, with France Identité, or by going to a police station, a gendarmerie, a consulate, or an embassy. This step is essential for the consideration and validation of your request. Once your request is accepted, you will be informed by email.

## What documents do I need to vote?

The voter card is not mandatory for voting. You must present an identity document when going to the polling station. This can be a national identity card or a passport (valid or expired for less than five years), a health insurance card with a photo, a disability or inclusion mobility card, or your current valid driver’s license. The website service-public.fr has listed all the documents that can be used to prove your identity and vote.

However, you must present the original version of this identity document at the polling station. Photocopies, photos, or documents on smartphones will be rejected.

## When will we know the results?

On Sunday, no estimation or result will be broadcast in France before 8 p.m., that is, before the closing of the last polling station. The results will then be broadcast on the website of the Ministry of the Interior, as the votes are counted in the 501 districts concerned by this second round.

Franceinfo will broadcast from 8 p.m. an estimation in terms of seats, pending the final results. This will be an Ipsos-Talan estimation for France Télévisions, Radio France, France 24, RFI, and LCP.

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Source of the article: Francetvinfo

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