Elections – Voting by French nationals abroad


More than 1.3 million French nationals abroad registered on the consular electoral lists are eligible to vote in the second round of the presidential elections on May 6 and 7.

The minister of foreign affairs and international development and his diplomatic and consular network are committed to enabling our compatriots living abroad to vote.

866 polling stations in 450 locations will be open, i.e. an increase of more than 10% compared to 2012.

Voter turnout during the first round was 44%, an increase of 6 percentage points compared with the first round of the 2012 presidential election. Due to the large number of voters in some cities, steps have been taken to reduce waiting times.

Practical information is available on our website (in French) and on our embassy and consulate websites.