The President of the Republic,
On the report of the Prime Minister and the Minister of State, Minister of the Interior and Regional Planning,
Having regard to the electoral code;
The Council of State (interior section) heard; Having
heard the Council of Ministers,
After article R. 24 of the electoral code, an article R. 24-1 is inserted as follows:
“Art. R. 24-1. – The electoral card of persons registered on the electoral lists of the municipality who have reached the age of eighteen since March 1 of the previous year is given to them during a citizenship ceremony.
This ceremony is organized by the mayor within three months from March 1 of each year; it cannot be organized during the electoral campaign of an election concerning all or part of the territory of the municipality.
The prefect and the president of the tribunal de grande instance, or their delegates, attend the citizenship ceremony.
In the absence of delivery during this ceremony or when it has not been organized, the electoral card is sent under the conditions provided for in article R. 25. ”
The provisions resulting from this decree may be modified by decree of the Council of State.
This decree is applicable in French Polynesia, in the Wallis and Futuna Islands and in New Caledonia.
The Prime Minister, the Minister of State, Minister of the Interior and Regional Planning, the Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice, and the Minister of Overseas Territories are responsible, each with regard to concerns the application of this decree, which will be published in the Official Journal of the French Republic.
Done in Paris, February 8, 2007.
By the President of the Republic:
The Prime Minister,
Dominique de Villepin
The Minister of State,
Minister of the Interior
and Regional Planning,
The Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice,
The Minister of Overseas,