The secret of the voting booth in France

By the law of July 29, 1913, the elector is bound to the secrecy of the vote.

Thus, secrecy remains a constituent of the French democracy, at the time of the vote.

We will mention in particular article 3 (secrecy by the envelope) and article 4 (secrecy by the booth).

Article 3. In all elections, voting takes place under envelopes. These envelopes are provided by the prefectural administration. They are opaque, not gummed, stamped with the date of the prefectures or the sub-prefectures, and of a uniform type for each electoral college.

Article 4 (…) he must go alone in the part of the room arranged to hide him from the eyes while he puts his ballot paper in the envelope (…)

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