Wählerverzeichnis zur Europawahl Eintragung von in Deutschland lebenden Deutschen Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you are a German citizen living in Germany and wish to vote in the European elections, you must first be entered on the electoral roll. This either happens automatically ex officio or you have to apply for it.

Informal application in the original, containing surnames, the first names, date of birth, the exact address; the application must be signed personally and by hand.


Preconditions
You will be entered ex officio in the electoral roll if, on the 42nd day before the election, are German or German nationals within the meaning of Article 116(1) of the Basic Law, are at least 18 years old on election day, are not excluded from the right to vote, have your main residence or your sole residence in Germany or you are a captain or a crew member of a seagoing vessel are a member of the crew of a seagoing vessel flying the German flag, or as an inland waterway skipper of an inland waterway vessel registered in the German shipping register, or are registered as a member of the relevant household, or are registered at the address of a prison or similar institution in Germany. You will be included in the electoral roll upon application, if you are are German or German nationals within the meaning of Article 116(1) of the Basic Law, are at least 18 years old on election day, are not excluded from the right to vote, have your usual place of residence in Germany without a home or are in a correctional institution without having been registered ex officio.
You can register as a German national as follows: You submit an informal application to the municipality responsible for you. The authority decides on the application and sends a notice of election or a refusal.

Responsible for the content
Ministry of the Interior of the State of NRW

Last update or date of publication
27.10.2020