Register as election worker / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
The tasks of the volunteer election workers include, for example: Verification of eligibility to vote on the basis of the electoral roll Distribution of the ballot papers Release of the ballot box for the insertion of the ballot paper Determination of the election result Election workers must perform their duties impartially (e.g. they are not allowed to wear any sign indicating their own political convictions) and are obliged to maintain secrecy about the matters that have come to their knowledge during their official activities. To prepare them for their work, election workers receive detailed information material. In addition, training courses are offered
Election workers who are members of the election committee must themselves be eligible to vote in the election in question. For the election to the German Bundestag the requirements are: German citizenship Completion of the 18th year of life not be excluded from the right to vote by a court decision. For the election to the European Parliament, the requirements are German citizenship or citizenship of a member state of the European Union have reached the age of 18 not be excluded from the right to vote by a court ruling. For elections to the Bremen Parliament and the City Council of Bremerhaven, the requirements are: German citizenship Completion of the 16th year of life not be excluded from the right to vote by a court decision have had their main residence in the state of Bremen for at least three months. The activity as an election worker takes place honorary. In principle, every person entitled to vote is obliged to take on the honorary activity. It may be rejected only for important reasons. In the following cases, for example, there is the right to refuse an activity as an election worker: on election day the 65th year of life has been reached it can be made credible that the care for the family makes the exercise of the office in a special way difficult the office cannot be exercised due to illness, disability, urgent professional or other important reasons. The existence of an important reason must be proven. The following may not be appointed Candidates for election Confidants of the election proposals Members of other electoral bodies Refreshment money Election workers receive a refreshment allowance for their work. The amount of the refreshment allowance varies according to effort and responsibility. For the election to the German Bundestag on 26.09.2021 receive: Election chairman:inside 70 euros Deputy election chairman: 65 euros Secretary: inside 65 euros Assessors 60 Euro
The Citizens' and Public Order Office may collect and process personal data (surname, first name, date of birth, address, telephone numbers, number of appointments made) of persons entitled to vote for the purpose of appointing them as election workers. The data may also be processed for future elections, provided that the data subjects have not objected to the processing of their data. The data subjects must be informed of their right to object. Special features of the individual elections Election of the German Bundestag and the European Parliament: In the election of the German Bundestag and the European Parliament, there is an election committee for each electoral district, which carries out its activities on site at the polling station. It is responsible both for the election (voting from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and for the determination of the election result. Election workers must be present at the respective polling station on election day before the polling stations open in order to make preparations. During the election day the presence usually takes place in shifts. After the polling stations have closed, all election workers must be present until all votes have been counted. In addition, there are postal voting boards, which carry out their activities in the postal voting centre. They meet at noon and first decide on the admission of the election letters. After the polling stations have closed, they count the votes cast by postal ballot. Election of the Bremen Parliament and the Bremerhaven City Assembly For these elections, so-called ballot box councils are appointed at the polling stations. They are responsible for the voting process. After closing of the polling stations at 6 p.m. they still have to do the final work, afterwards they can finish their work when the election documents have been handed over to the responsible persons of the municipal authority. The counting of votes is then the responsibility of independent counting boards. They meet in the rooms designated for the counting outside the polling station. Those who are appointed as election workers in the counting committee can work there on all or on individual days of the counting. Given the more complex five-vote electoral system, more extensive training of polling agents is needed, especially for counting boards.
The registration as an election worker:in can be submitted to the Citizens' and Public Order Office, Department of Statistics and Elections, on a voluntary basis. The registration can be made in writing, in person or online. In doing so, for example, a preferred electoral district for the assignment can also be specified. The Citizens' and Public Order Office, Statistics and Elections Department, will then try to take this into account. However, an assignment can also take place outside of one's own electoral district. In principle, every person entitled to vote is obliged to take on voluntary work.