Request a postal vote

You have received an election notification but cannot appear in the polling room on Election Day. in in this case, you can apply for election documents for a postal ballot. Where you can apply for the documents is indicated on the back of your election notification. You can have the postal ballot documents sent to you or you can pick them up at the Citizens' Office. If you wish to send your polling card and postal ballot documents in person to the city or local authority, you can cast your vote on site. You can send the election documents either to the Electoral Office or in person to the City or municipal administration. By collecting the postal ballot documents from the municipality, you can also identify a person of your trust instruct. The authorised representative or authorised representative requires a written authorisation for this.

You have received an election notification and would like to cast your vote by letter.

If you are unable to cast your vote by postal ballot alone due to physical impairment or writing and reading problems, another person may help you. Your helper must be at least 16 years old and have an insurance policy on oath instead of confirming that the ballot paper has been marked according to your declared will.
Information on elections on the website of the Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia

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On your request for postal ballot, you will receive the following documents: the ballot paper, the official ballot paper, the official ballot paper envelope, the official election envelope and the postal ballot leaflet explaining the postal vote Postal ballot by post: Mark the ballot paper in person. Place the ballot paper in the designated official ballot paper envelope and close it. Sign the insurance preprinted on the ballot paper on oath, specify the location and date. Put the sealed official ballot paper envelope and the signed ballot paper in the official ballot envelope. Close the ballot envelope. Send the ballot paper in good time to the place printed on the ballot envelope or hand it over there in person.