eligible persons for the European elections
You can stand for election to the European elections. This is linked, among other things, to your eligibility.
You can stand for election to the European elections under certain conditions. To do this, they must first be selectable.
If you have German citizenship, you are eligible if you also have German citizenship on election day. You must also be of legal age on election day. However, you are not eligible if you lose your right to vote or eligibility due to a court decision or if you are not allowed to hold public office.
If you are a citizen of the Union, you are eligible if you have an apartment or habitual residence in Germany. In addition, on election day, you must be a national of a Member State of the European Union and be at least 18 years old. In turn, you lose your eligibility if you have been excluded from the right to vote in Germany or your country of origin or if your eligibility has been revoked on the basis of a court decision. You are also not eligible if you are not allowed to hold a public office in Germany due to a court decision.
if applicable, identity card or foreign identity document
They are selectable if:
- you have German nationality or the nationality of a Member State of the European Union, and
- have reached the age of 18.
In addition, you must not be excluded from the right to vote.
§ 6b European Elections Act (EuWG)
Information on eligibility on the website of the Federal Returning Officer
Your eligibility is stored in the official population register.
If this is not the case and you are of the opinion that you are still eligible, please contact the responsible municipal administration.
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Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia
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