Dimitri Vernet 6:00 p.m., March 01, 2022

There are only a few days left to register on the electoral lists, until March 2 on the Internet and March 4 at the town hall.

7.6 million French people are now considered to be incorrectly registered, ie 15% of voters.

To counter this phenomenon, young people are multiplying partisan and apolitical initiatives.

This is the case of the NGO "A Voté" in a student residence in Boulogne Billancourt.

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To be incorrectly registered is essentially to be registered on an electoral list far from one's current residence.

A frequent situation among young people, after having left the family home, changed town for their studies or for their first professional experiences.

The NGO "A Voté" tries to fight against this phenomenon through various initiatives: the launch of a "chatbot" on WhatsApp, an awareness campaign on the Tinder dating application or even with door-to-door operations.

Door to door operations

Manon and Haïdar are volunteers for this association.

To educate young people against "mis-registration", they criss-cross different student residences using a QR code and not leaflets.

In a student residence in Boulogne Billancourt, Adeline, 22, recently moved.

She has "not changed" her address on the electoral lists and is therefore considered "badly registered".

The volunteers therefore present him with the QR code which will allow him to take the steps to change his address.

“We try to remove the administrative obstacles. Many young people are connected so they are very happy to be able to do their process online” explains the volunteer Haïdar at the micro Europe 1.

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"Mis-registration" cited as main reason for abstention among young people

During the last regional elections, last June, 82% of 18-35 year olds abstained.

According to one study, "misregistration" is cited as the main reason for abstention among young people.

This is why Dorian Dreuil, co-president of the NGO, is multiplying initiatives.

"From door to door, we bring democracy back to the field, especially for the 7.6 million poorly registered people. It's a real democratic bug", he confides on Europe 1. After the presidential election, these volunteers will continue door-to-door operations, in view of the legislative elections.

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