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Exercising yor right to vote
All Swiss citizens over 18 who are deprived of their political right are eligible to vote.
For Federal matters, all citizens who have the legal capacity to vote and who have been resident in the Commune for 5 days are entitled to vote. 
For Cantonal matters, all citizens who have the legal capacity to vote and who have been resident in the Canton for 3 months and in the Commune for 5 days are entitled to vote. 
For Communal matters, all citizens who have the legal capacity to vote and who have been resident in the Commune for 5 days are entitled to vote.
Electoral Register
The eletoral roll is in the public domain. It is kept up to date.Complaints can be lodged about the register at any time. However, third persons and political parties may not raise objections during the 30 days preceding a Federal, Canotanl or Communal election. Complaints must be made in writing with evidence in support to the Municipal Council.
Postal voting
Postal voting: an important change
Postal voting was introduced on 1st January 2005.
From that date all voters receive by mail the necessary documents to fulfil their civic duties by post. It is no longer necessary to make a special request for a postal vote.

There are two forms of postal voting:

  • Either the voter sends his papers to the admnistration through the post.
  • Or the voter hands in his papers directly at the Commune in a ballot box set aside for this purpose. Papers can be handed in every morning from Monday to Friday from 8h to 12h and on the Friday preceding the vote from 8h to 17h.

For your vote to be valid, the following points must be respected:

1. One person = one envelope.
Each voter must use their own official envelope.

2. Voting card
From 1st January 2005 the voting card is replaced by the forwarding sheet.

3. Forwarding sheet
This must be signed and enclosed in the voting envelope for the vote to count.

4. Deadlines
The envelope must reach the Administration no later than the Friday preceding the ballot. It should be posted at the latest on Tuesday for 2nd class mail  «B» and on thursday for 1st class  «A».

5. Correct postage
Voters are responsible for affiixing correct postage.  Envelopes lacking stamps or with insufficient postage will be refused.

You may choose.

Postal voting is optional not obligatory.

Voting at the polling station: changes

If you prefer to go to the polling station, please take the documents you received through the post, at the very least the forwarding sheet.

Please:

  • present yourself at the polling station 
  • fill your voting form in in one of the booths
  • put the voting sheet into the envelope
  • show your forwarding sheet
  • put the envelope into the ballot box

If you have gorgotten your voitng papers, the polling station can supply replacements.

Opening times
Important!

The polling station is open:

  • Saturday from 18h to 19 h
  • Sunday from 10h to 11h

Forwarding sheet:
The forwarding sheet must be shown at the polling station.

Polling station - location
Orsières - Town Hall - 2nd floor
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