A note for non-French citizens living in France: Labels: France
Only French citizens have the right to vote in the French national elections - ie: the ones they had this year to elect the President and representatives.
But, us foreigners can vote in Municipal elections and (if you are British) European elections.
The next municipal elections will take place on the 9th and 16th March 2008. If you want a say in how your commune is run, if you want to get more involved in the community then you should vote, or, even, satnd for the municipal council.
But. and it's a big but, you have to REGISTER yourself on the voter's roll. It is not automatic. You have to personally go to your Mairie, with your passport and fill in a form. AND . . . you only have until the 31st December to get it done.
So, get on your bikes, and get registered. I asked at the Mairie if there were many "English" people registered and it seems I am the only one. (In this part of France everyone from the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc is "English")