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Regional elections: campaign under constraints, precautions on D-Day ... How will the poll go?

2021-04-13T21:19:47.763Z

Exceptional measures are taken to promote the participation of the approximately 45 million voters called to the polls on June 20 and 27, despite the Covid-19 epidemic.



France is preparing to have a second electoral meeting under constraints.

The regional and departmental elections, set for June 20 and 27, 2021, will strongly resemble the second round of municipal elections organized against the backdrop of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Digital campaign, health precautions in polling stations ... The government is again trying to ensure

"health security

" to limit the temptation to abstain, by counting on the deployment of vaccination.

To discover

  • Regional and departmental elections: everything you need to know before voting in June

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»BEFORE THE VOTE

● A digital first campaign

Interventions by candidates, towing operations ... Campaign tools will first be dematerialized to limit contacts.

On the Internet, a government site will bring together all the programs on the lists.

On the local antennas, a radio and television debate will be organized between the heads of the lists in each region, before each round.

To encourage participation, an information and awareness campaign on the skills of departments and regions will also be launched.

● Travel of authorized candidates, the issue of pending meetings

As an exception to the "10 km rule", candidates and their activists may travel to their canton or region on proof to mobilize voters.

Against the advice of the scientific council, the government also wishes to study the authorization of public meetings as soon as the restrictions are relaxed.

Read also: Regional and departmental elections: everything you need to know before voting in June

● Simplified proxies

To vote by proxy, the procedures will be simplified:

- Each voter can now establish his proxy online on maprocuration.gouv.fr, before going to the police station or the gendarmerie to validate his identity;

- Each voter will be able to have two proxies against one usually (for those established in France).

The most vulnerable voters will be able to entrust their proxy from their home to a close relative, including a non-resident of the same municipality.

»THE DAY OF THE VOTE

● Mandatory mask and hydroalcoholic gel in the offices

Wearing a mask will again be compulsory for voters and members of the offices.

The precautions taken during the municipal elections of 2020 will be renewed: marking on the ground to maintain the distances between individuals, signing by the voter with his own pen, supply of hydroalcoholic gel or installation of a "water point" for washing. hands.

● Long office opening hours

The polling stations may - after consultation with the mayors - remain open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., in order to limit the concentration of voters.

● Assessors vaccinated or tested

To limit the risk of contamination, the members of the polling stations can be vaccinated or, failing that, will have to be tested.

At the beginning of June, the municipalities will be able to make known the list of non-vaccinated assessors so that an injection can be offered to them.

If they do not get vaccinated, the assessors will have to carry out a test - antigen, PCR or self-test - within 24 hours before entering the polling station.

To read also: Stability or alternation: what political balance in the departments?

● Recounts outside on condition

To limit contacts, the counting of the two ballots - departmental and regional - will be held simultaneously

"in two separate rooms or in a sufficiently large room"

, wishes the Prime Minister.

It can take place outside, for example in a schoolyard, but under certain conditions.

Source: lefigaro

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