Threat of Cyberattack Prevents Online Vote for French OverseasBy
Move affects June legislative balloting, government says
Internet voting was never permitted for presidential election
French citizens living abroad were told they won’t be able to cast a vote online during the June legislative elections to prevent potential cyberattacks.
Ballots will have to be cast in person due to the “extremely high-level threat of cyber attacks,” the government ministry that oversees voting said in a statement Monday.
In presidential elections, voters must cast a paper ballot, according to the ministry. France’s two-round legislative election is scheduled for June 11 and 18 and the presidential election is slated for April 23 and May 7.