European elections entry of returnees in the electoral roll

If you are a German entitled to vote or a German entitled to vote and return to Germany from abroad, you will not always be entered ex officio in the voters' register of your immigration municipality. You will be entered in the voters' register ex officio if you are registered with the registration authority on the 42nd day before the election (deadline). If, on the other hand, you register with the registration office after the 42nd and before the 20th day before the election, you can be entered in the voters' register upon written request.

Declaration under oath instead of eligibility to vote and declaration that you have not applied elsewhere for entry on the voters' register.


Preconditions
Upon returning to Germany, you will be entered in the voters' register of your immigration municipality upon your formal and timely application if you meet the following requirements: You are German or German within the meaning of Article 116 (1) of the Basic Law, have reached the age of 18 on election day and are not excluded from the right to vote. In addition, on election day, you have resided or otherwise habitually resided in the other Member States of the European Union for at least three months, or Within the last 25 years and after reaching the age of 14, you have an apartment or otherwise habitually resided in the Federal Republic of Germany for at least three months without interruption, or For other reasons, they have acquired personal and direct familiarity with the political situation in the Federal Republic of Germany and are affected by them.
You register with the registration authority after the 42nd, but before the 20th day before the election. You must submit an application in writing to the competent municipal authority for entry in the voters' register no later than the 21st day before the election. You represent under oath that you are entitled to vote and declare that you are not taking part in the election in any other Member State of the European Union and that you have not submitted an application for registration on the electoral roll in any other municipality in the electoral area. The authority decides on your application and sends an election notification or a negative decision.

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Last update or date of publication
13.04.2021