Voters' register for the Bundestag election Registration

Information on entry in the voters' register for the Bundestag election

For each constituency, the municipality maintains an official voters' register. In principle, voters who are registered in the municipality with their main residence on the 42nd day before the election are entered ex officio in the V voters' register and receive a voter notification no later than the 21st day before the election.

If you have not received a voter notification by the 21st day before the election, you should immediately check with your municipality whether you are registered on the voters' register. If this is not the case, you can apply for registration.

If you have a different situation, e.B. moving into the municipality after the 42nd day before the election or permanent residence as a secondary residence, please contact the municipal election authority immediately.

Identity card, confirmation of registration if applicable

In writing or for writing.


All Germans who vote on election day are entitled to vote

- have reached the age of eighteen

- have had an apartment in Germany for at least three months or are otherwise habitually staying


- are not excluded from the right to vote.

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Municipal Electoral Authority

You can consult the voters' register of your city or municipality on the working days from the 20th to the 16th day before the election during the general opening hours of your municipal administration.

If you have not been included in the electoral roll, you must immediately apply in writing or in person for inclusion in the electoral roll. The municipal administration will then check again whether you are entitled to vote for the upcoming election. .

Your informal written request should contain the following information:

  • Your surname,
  • Your first names
  • your date of birth,
  • Your residential address,
  • Your signature
  • and the wording "Objection to the voters' register and application for entry on the electoral roll"

Responsible for the content
Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs

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