Ten days before the second round of the municipal elections of 2020, the ministry of the Interior published, on Wednesday, a press release detailing the measures to facilitate the holding of the election on Sunday, June 28, taking account of the health situation.
In total, 4855 communes, sectors, and boroughs should use the second round of the municipal elections to elect their municipal official for the next 6 years. The voters registered on the lists during the first round, as well as those who have become the major or naturalized before June 28, or standing in front of the judge, may vote.
Wearing a mask is mandatory in the polls
The gestures of the barriers will of course update June 28 : in the polling, a physical distance of at least one metre must be respected between each person. Voting booths will be arranged in such a way that the social distancing is possible, and to limit the risk of contamination by contact with surfaces.
The number of voters are making it simultaneously to the polls will be as well limited, and the wearing of the mask will be mandatory. It may, however, be asked to the voters to remove temporarily the latter in order to control their identity. In the absence of a point-of-soap-and-water, the hydroalcoholic gel should be at the disposal of voters, and its use should be systematic.
It should be noted that the people in charge of the election shall, in addition to a mask, wear a visor. The supply of masks, gel and visors is in progress and should be fully supported by the State.
Two proxies are possible by voting
This election held in the sanitary conditions in particular, some frail people may not be willing not to go to the polls. To allow them to vote despite all the vote by proxy has been simplified and expanded : from now on, each agent may be holder of two proxies established in France, instead of a normal.
The persons who, by reason of the Covid-19, can not move to make their power of attorney, you can call police or the office : an officer will come to their home to retrieve the document and send it to the organizers of the election.
Those who can move and not have to justify the reason of their power of attorney and will be able to make with an officer or agent of judicial police.
Additional resources for electoral campaigns
Given the sanitary rules in force, candidates have had more limited means that usually our campaign. The ministry of the Interior has therefore decided to provide alternative means of campaign. Since 15 June, the profession of faith of candidates can be found on the website https://programme-candidats.interieur.gouv.fr/.
While lists typically receive a single display panel, an extra panel is available to them. For example, it can allow them to post a sign detailing their program.
Note that because of the health situation, the government has decided to cancel the holding of the election in Guyana and to ” maintain a high level of vigilance in Mayotte “.