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Voter Registration Germany Online

December 12, 2018
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Register to Vote in Germany: 

In the 16 federal states, the state parliamentary elections also referred to as “Landtagswahl” and the local elections known as “Kommunalwahl” are conducted every five years, however, they do not have to take place the same time. Besides, voters having Germany nationality participate in European Parliamentary elections as EU citizens every five years. All citizens who have attained the age of 18 and have German nationality have the right to vote. Without having German nationality or being an EU citizen, you can’t vote in Germany. Again, if you have EU citizenship and you’ve been residing in Germany for a period of three months and above, you are eligible to participate in city council and municipal elections. Sponsored Links
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Eligibility to Vote in Germany:

 You are eligible to vote in Germany if:
  • You are a citizen of Germany
  • You are 18 years old
  • You are an adult German who permanently lives abroad and you haven’t been disqualified from voting. This means that after attaining the age of 14 you were a resident in Germany at least for three months. This stay dates should be uninterrupted or they should be consecutive three months and the stay dates don’t date back more than 25 years. Also, if for other reasons, you are familiar, directly and personally with the situation of politics in Germany and you’re affected by it, you may be eligible to vote.
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 How to Register to Vote in Germany 

If you want to register to vote in Germany, you need to fill out the application form. The form is available here https://www.bundeswahlleiter.de/en/dam/jcr/dc589523-d709-4c43-adbc-9342dda468ad/bwo_anlage-2_ausfuellbar.pdf You can download the form then fill it in on your computer before submitting. If you live abroad, the printed forms are available at consular and diplomatic missions of the Federal Republic of Germany. In Germany, the forms are available at the constituency returning offices. You can order the registration form from the Federal Returning Officer’s office using the contact form available in this page https://www.bundeswahlleiter.de/contact Sponsored Links
When you have filled the registration form, you will be issued with a polling card that comes together with the postal ballot documents. You may want to register a new in each election if you live abroad because it is the only way you can ensure that you have the current address entered in the voter database to allow mailing of documents for postal voting. These documents can only be mailed automatically if the German authorities know the addresses. The application forms for entry into the register should be submitted to the municipality in charge by the 21st day prior to the election and this period cannot be lengthened or extended. Before individuals can receive a ballot, they need to provide the voter’s notification card or a photo ID like their passport, driving license, or identity card if they don’t have the notification card with them. The polling places have a list of eligible voters that live in the neighbourhood that is served by the station and these documents will be checked against that list. In Germany, voting isn’t compulsory, but people are encouraged to vote because it is the only way they can voice their political candidate choices. Sponsored Links

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