We voted in a prefab in Cizancourt


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It is 9:40 a.m. this Sunday, June 19, Father’s Day. We vote everywhere in France including in Cizancourt, the second smallest municipality of the fifth constituency behind Ugny-l’Équipée (38 inhabitants). Behind the transparent ballot box in which there are only four envelopes, the first deputy Jean-René Sanchez is patient with the other assessor, Benilde Hermil, municipal councilor for two years. To kill time, they chat. Throughout the (long) day, the seven elected members of the municipal council take turns every two and a half hours in the polling station, located right next to the town hall, which is closed.

Benilde Hermil shows the state of the town hall which threatens to collapse after an accident.  Nearby, a prefab has been installed to allow residents to vote
Benilde Hermil shows the state of the town hall which threatens to collapse after an accident. Nearby, a prefab has been installed to allow residents to vote – (Photo VINCENT FOUQUET).


A woman came to hit the wall of the town hall by carsays Benilde Hermil. Since then, it threatens to collapse and we ask ourselves the question in the municipal council: are we repairing? Are we building a new one?
“. Jean-René Sanchez buddy for the second option. ”
To repair, it would be necessary to demolish three quarters of the town hall. Might as well build elsewhere. But will insurance help us?
? “.

“City councils at the mayor’s is an opportunity to have an aperitif! »

This is the main subject raised during the municipal councils which have since taken place in the dining room of the mayor, Jean-Luc Doutart. ”
As everyone gets along well, no one is reluctant to come
“, replies the city councilor, who has just arrived to take his shift with another elected, Yolande Cathoire, perky: “
And then the municipal councils at the mayor’s, it’s the opportunity to have an aperitif!
“. Bursts of laughter in the small prefab of barely 10m² which serves as a polling station after the invalidation of the second round of the presidential election by the Constitutional Council.

The state of the town hall which threatens to collapse after an accident has required the insllation of a prefab to allow residents to vote
The state of the town hall which threatens to collapse after an accident has necessitated the installation of a prefabricated building to allow the inhabitants to vote – (Photo VINCENT FOUQUET).


During the departmental elections, as we no longer had a town hall, we voted in the church. We did it again during the Presidentialsays Jean-René Sanchez. But on the day of the second round, we received a visit from a magistrate, representing the Constitutional Council. She reproached us for not having set up a voting booth. People who came to vote went behind the confessional, where there is a small tablet but no curtain. However, we the assessors, we could not see the people who isolated themselves
“.

The 19 voters therefore saw their choice invalidated. ”
It gave us a slap, because we did not take into account the opinion of the people of our commune, and it also meant that we did our job badly when we had looked for the best solution.
“, laments Benilde Hermil.

Yolande Cathoire, Benilde Hermil, Jean-René Sanchez and Jean-Luc Doutart, and took turns to man the polling station of their commune on Sunday morning
Yolande Cathoire, Benilde Hermil, Jean-René Sanchez and Jean-Luc Doutart, and took turns manning the polling station in their municipality on Sunday morning – (Photo VINCENT FOUQUET).

But Jean-Luc Doutart relativizes: “
It removed 19 votes but it didn’t change anything, too bad. I’m past the age of taking my head for things like that, especially since we are victims of an accident
“.

Good humor remains and while waiting for their constituents, Jean-Luc Doutart and Yolande Cathoire joke. ”
It turns out, we’ll have a new test today. Maybe the white walls won’t be up to standard!
But shh, the seriousness is back.

Benilde Hermil and Mayor Jean-Luc Doutard recorded the fifth vote of the day shortly before 11 a.m.
Benilde Hermil and Mayor Jean-Luc Doutard recorded the fifth vote of the day shortly before 11 a.m. – (Photo VINCENT FOUQUET).

It is 10:58 a.m., a resident comes to vote. This is the fifth vote. There will be 19 in total. In the evening, in ten minutes, the counting is over. Seven whites, a ballot for Guillaume Ancelet and eleven for Yael Menache, or 91.7% for the new deputy. The second highest score of the whole territory behind Herly.

VINCENT FOUQUET

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