Voting method - Gabon

Country: 
Gabon
Question: 
Voting method
Answer: 
Personal Proxy
Comments: 

No provision was found on specific voting method in the legislation. However, information in the Official Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs implies that foreign residents vote in the offices of embassies and consulates in person. For Proxy voting see: Voting from Abroad: International IDEA Handbook, page 26

Source: 

Loi n° 07/96 du 12 mars 1996, portant dispositions communes à toutes lesélections politiques République Gabonaise (last amended in 2008)

Article 51 (loi n° 10/78 du 10 juillet 1998):

Les gabonais résidents à l’étranger demeurent inscrit sur la liste électorale de leur dernière résidence auGabon sous réserve des dispositions relatives à l’élection présidentielle et au référendum.

See also information in the Official Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Gabon

Voting of Gabonese Abroad

Voting is an important citizen act that you can carry out even abroad. Also it is important to know the conditions of exercise of this right when you are abroad. […]

Which polls does this registration allow to participate?

You cannot vote abroad for all elections. This is only possible when Gabon is a single constituency (with national totalling of results). Once registered on a consular list of electors, you will be able to vote abroad for the election of the President of the Republic and the referendum, but this will depend on:

a) If you are not registered on an electoral list in Gabon, you will be registered only on a consular list of electors: you will therefore vote only abroad and only for the election of the President of the Republic and the referendum

b) If you are already registered on a list of electors in Gabon, as you cannot be registered on two lists to vote for the same election, you will have to choose:

- to vote abroad for the election of the President of the Republic and the referendum and in Gabon for legislative and municipal elections;

- continue to vote in Gabon for all votes.”