Apply for a postal vote Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Would you like to vote by post? For this you need a polling card. You can find out how to get it here.

You cannot or do not want to appear in the polling station on Election Day to vote at the ballot box. In this case, you can apply for election documents for a postal vote. You can apply for the documents at your municipal authority in the town hall or the office administration. If you have already received an election notification, you will find the contact details on the back. You can have the documents for the postal vote sent to you or you can pick them up at the Citizens' Office. If you pick up your ballot paper and postal voting documents in person at the city or municipal administration, you can cast your vote on site. You can either send the election documents to the election office or hand them in personally to the city or municipal administration. You can also instruct a person of your trust to collect the postal voting documents from the municipal authority. The authorised representative requires a written power of attorney for this.


They are entitled to vote and are on the voters' register. The electoral roll is available from 20. Ready for inspection at your municipal authority by the 16th day before the election.


Information on elections on the website of the Ministry of the Interior, Rural Areas, Integration and Equality of the State of Schleswig-Holstein Information on elections.

If you cannot cast your vote by postal ballot alone because of a physical impairment or because of writing and reading problems, another person may help you with this. Your helper must be at least 16 years old and confirm by means of an assurance on oath that the ballot paper has been marked according to your declared will.

Related Links

  • § 4 European Election Act (EuWG) in conjunction with V.m § 36 Federal Elections Act (BWahlG)
  • § 59 European Election Regulations (EuWO)
  • § 36 Federal Elections Act (BWahlG)
  • § 66 Federal Election Ordinance (BWO)
  • § 22 Land Election Act (LWahlG)
  • § 50 State Election Regulations (LWO)
  • § 33 Municipal and District Elections Act (GKWG)
  • § 51 Municipal and District Election Regulations (GKWO)

Upon your application for postal voting, you will receive the following documents:

the ballot paper,

the official ballot paper,

the official ballot paper envelope,

the official ballot envelope and

the leaflet on postal voting, on which the postal vote is explained Postal voting by post:

1 Personally mark the ballot paper.

2 Place the ballot paper in the official ballot paper envelope provided for this purpose and seal it.

3 Sign the insurance pre-printed on the ballot paper on oath, indicate the place and date.

4 Insert the sealed official ballot paper envelope and the signed ballot paper into the official ballot envelope.

5 Seal the ballot envelope. Send the ballot letter in good time to the place printed on the ballot envelope or hand it in there in person.

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