A few days before the first round of the presidential election, town halls are mobilizing et call for applications on social networks. In Melle (Deux-Sèvres), where there are 7 polling stations, a total of eighty assessors are needed “We are 20 citizens short of opening the polling stations” notes Sylvain Griffault, the mayor of the town. What worries him the most is finding volunteers for the second round of the presidential election: “Many parent on weekends or on vacation, delayed by the covid, people need to get some fresh air” he observes, “this vote for some is agreed, or played in advance, so where is the magic? “imagine the mayor of Melle.
No shortage in Niort or Poitiers
In Niort, and in Poitiers (Vienne), no difficulty in recruiting candidates explains Vincent Gatel, deputy mayor of Poitiers in charge of administration. “The 53 city polling stations will have their two assessors“assures the chosen one, not like last year.
No criteria are required to become an assessor, it suffices to be an elector in Poitiers. A registration form is online on the website of each town or municipality.
The two presidential elections will take place on Sundays April 10 and 24, 2022.