European Elections 2019

European Elections 2019

European Elections permit citizens from the European Union to select their representatives who will sit at the European parliament for a 5 years mandate.
The elections will take place the 25th of May on the American continent and in the Caribbean.

In France, the 25 June 2018 law re-establishes a single voting constituency throughout the national territory, already applied in 22 of the member states. This ended the eight regional divisions. However, the system keeps the proportional election: at the end of the ballot, parties with more than 5% of the suffrages will receive a number of seats proportional to their number of votes.
From this new legislature and in keeping with the laws of 15 September 2017 regarding trust in political life, European deputies will not be able to carry out either a local executive function (mayor, district president…) or a local counselor activity started less than one year before the mandate.

A polling station will be open at the French Embassy in Kingston, from 8 am to 6 pm, local time.

To vote, you must prove your identity by showing one of the following documents:

  • a French national identity card, whether or not it is valid;
  • a French passport, whether or not it is valid;
  • any other valid official document
  • a consular identity card;
  • any other valid official document delivered by a member state of the European Union or of the European free trade association (Island, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).

* An official document should contain name, first name, date and place of birth, holder’s photograph as well as the identification of the administrative authority which delivered the document, date and place of issuance.

For more information, please consult :

- the Website of the Embassy of France in Panama:
https://pa.ambafrance.org/-Droit-de-vote-et-elections-160-

-  The Website of the Ministry of National Security :
https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Elections/Elections-europeennes-2019

Last updated on: 8 May 2019
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