There may be a crowd around the La Montguey (Lot-et-Garonne) polling station on Sunday. Against abstention (17% in 2017), city council took the lead in organizing a “demographic” vote, that is, a good small meal and a glass of wine on the sidelines of the vote, according to reports. Medidispatch. The small-town initiative is not the only one: everywhere in France, against an abstention some expect to be registered, ideas are lacking.
Les Gets Resort, in Haute-Savoie, for example, will offer a €1 package to all skiers who voted in the first round of the presidential election, upon presentation of their stamped electoral card. She explains that the station “wants to encourage skaters to participate in the poll,” because “exercising your favorite leisure time on Sundays does not interfere with doing civic work.”
La Maison Pothieu bakery in Jura, in Lons-le-Saunier, plans to serve coffee to all those who walk through the door with their electoral card. “The neighborhood is sorely lacking in places to live and meet, so we’re taking advantage of the first round of the presidential election to welcome you and simply offer you a little coffee,” explains the bakery. On his Facebook page.
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In addition to these local initiatives, some of the major brands have also recognized their marketing interest to fight abstentions… As in 2017, bus carrier Flixbus promises to compensate for the voting trip, for this first round as for the second. To do this, the voter must send a photo of himself in front of the polling station with his electoral card and his reservation number so that it can be redeemed in the form of a voucher.
And if voters want to vote on a motorbike or bicycle instead, the Lime operator offers 15-minute rides with the promo code “AVotéEnLime”, a code that will be valid for round one and round two, in Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Le Havre and Nogent-sur-Marne and La Défense. The scooter operator Bird offers a free ride of up to €5 with the code “ELYSEE2022”.