Elect representatives

In France, to have the right to vote, you must:

  • Be over 18
  • Live in France (or have the French nationality)
  • Be a EU-citizen

Only people who have the French nationality can vote at every election.

However, a EU-citizen living in France can vote at the municipal and European elections in the same way than French people. To be able to vote, they must register as voters and meet some age and legal capacity requirements. For more information, go to smartexpat.com

Non EU-citizens can take part in the civil life by showing their commitment in a different way: in an association, at their children’s school, through a civic service…