How the French cast their votes
6 May 2012 Last updated at 10:56 BST
France is voting in a run-off poll that could see a socialist win a French presidential election for the first time since 1988.
In the first round socialist Francois Hollande won 28.6% of the vote, ahead of incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy on 26.2%.
The BBC's Christian Fraser explains the voting process.