Bilingual journalist since 2004, working in Europe, America and Africa, I'm reporting in Paris, my hometown, on this election day and talked to very many people who have not been able to vote by proxy... It's becoming a serious problem.
France has a system that allow voters about to travel or living abroad to sign a "procuration" to send someone to vote for them, in their polling station.
But many of these documents have note been sent to the right administration, though sometimes filled months ago.
I already have more than twenty testimonies.
On top, many voters have discovered on the election day that they were not on the electoral roll...
Others were registered in two different polling stations.
Some candidates are already willing to take action!
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