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Politics & Administration

European elections 2024

Election to the 10th European Parliament on June 09, 2024

Information around the election

Die Europa-Flagge
  • Official announcement

    Notice to nationals of the other Member States of the European Union (citizens of the Union) on the election to the European Parliament in the Federal Republic of Germany on June 9, 2024

    On June 9, 2024, the tenth election of Members of the European Parliament from the Federal Republic of Germany will take place. You can actively participate in this election if you live in the Federal Republic of Germany or otherwise usually reside there and, on election day

    1. are a citizen of one of the other member states of the European Union,
    2. have reached the age of 16,
    3. have been resident or otherwise ordinarily resident in the Federal Republic of Germany or in the other Member States of the European Union for at least three months. A consecutive stay in the aforementioned territories is counted towards the three-month period,
    4. are not excluded from the right to vote in elections to the European Parliament pursuant to Section 6a (2) EuWG either in the Federal Republic of Germany or in the Member State of the European Union of which you are a national,
    5. are entered in a voters' register in the Federal Republic of Germany. First-time registration is only possible upon application. The application must be submitted on a form by May 19, 2024 at the latest.

    An application for entry in a German electoral roll that is received by the competent municipal authority after May 19, 2024 can no longer be granted (Section 17a (2) of the European Election Regulations).

    If you have already been entered in a voters' register of the Federal Republic of Germany on the basis of your application in the election on June 13, 1999 or a later election to the European Parliament, a new application is not required. The entry is then made ex officio, provided that the other requirements under electoral law are met. This does not apply if you apply to the competent municipal authority on a form by the 21st day before the election stated above to not be included in the voters' register. This application is valid for all future elections to the European Parliament until you submit another application for entry on the electoral roll.

    If you were entered in a voters' register in the Federal Republic of Germany in previous elections (1979 to 1994), you must submit a new application for entry in the voters' register in order to take part in the election.

    If you have moved abroad and then moved back to the Federal Republic of Germany, you must re-apply to be entered in the voters' register.

    The right to vote may only be exercised once and only in person. This also applies to persons entitled to vote who are also entitled to vote for the European Parliament in another Member State of the European Union. The right to vote may not be exercised by a representative instead of the person entitled to vote.

    Application forms and information leaflets can be obtained from all municipal authorities in the Federal Republic of Germany.

    One of the requirements for your participation as an election candidate is that you

    1. have reached the age of 18,
    2. be a citizen of a member state of the European Union,
    3. are not excluded from eligibility in the Federal Republic of Germany or in the member state of the European Union to which you belong.

    Together with the application for entry in the electoral roll or with the nominations, a declaration in lieu of an oath must be made that the above-mentioned requirements for active or passive participation in the election have been met.

    The application forms (forms) and information mentioned in this announcement can be obtained from the City of Wolfsburg, Ordnungsamt/Wahlen, Rathaus B, Zimmer B 040 and B 041, Porschestraße 49, 38440 Wolfsburg.

    Wolfsburg, 22.12.2023

    The city election officer
    Dennis Weilmann

  • Volunteer election assistants wanted

    For the election to the European Parliament on June 9, we are looking for interested citizens of the city of Wolfsburg who would like to work as election assistants on election day in one of the more than 100 general election committees or in a postal voting committee.

    In order to be considered for registration as an election volunteer, you must be eligible to vote. Persons must have German citizenship or citizenship of a member state of the European Union, be 16 years of age or older on election day and have been resident in the Federal Republic of Germany for at least three months.

    The election period begins at 8 am and ends at 6 pm. Voting takes place in two shifts. After 6 p.m., the election result is determined by counting the votes cast in the electoral boards. The city of Wolfsburg will provide compensation of 50 euros for the volunteer work.

    Interested parties can contact the Citizens' Services/Elections Division with immediate effect. Registrations can be made by calling the Service Center on 05361 28-1234, by e-mail to wahlhelfer@stadt.wolfsburg.de or online at wolfsburg.de/wahlhelfer.

  • Facts and figures on the European election

    How many eligible voters are there in the city of Wolfsburg?

    Around 89,000 people (2014: 93,000) are eligible to vote in Wolfsburg.

    Around 8,900 (2014: 7,858) EU citizens were personally contacted and informed about the possibility of registering on the electoral roll by May 05, 2019.

    Who is eligible to vote?

    German citizens and citizens from EU countries who have been resident in the municipality for at least 3 months and have reached the age of 18 on election day are eligible to vote.

    When will the election notifications be sent out?

    Delivery will take place from 23.04. to 05.05. at the latest. The postal voting office will open on Monday, 29.04. (only then will the ballots be available).

    From when and where is postal voting possible?

    From Monday, 29.04. at the town hall, A 051 until Friday, 24.05.

    During opening hours:

    Monday: 08:30 - 16:30
    Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
    Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
    Thursday 08:30 - 17:30
    Friday 08:30 - 12:00

    Otherwise, in the event of proven sudden illness, if the polling station cannot be visited or can only be visited with unreasonable difficulty, until 3 p.m. on election day. Postal voting documents can already be applied for now. In 2014, 8,111 voters made use of postal voting.

    What is chosen?

    European Parliament

    • The European Union has 28 member states.
    • 96 German MEPs are to be elected from a total of 751 (including the United Kingdom).
    • The three-percent threshold clause does not exist in the European elections (was declared null and void by a decision of the Federal Constitutional Court on 26.02.2014).
    • 40 parties and groups will be on the ballot, and the ballot paper is expected to be 87.5 cm long.

    How many votes does each eligible voter have?

    1 vote

    How many electoral districts are there in the city area?

    117 electoral districts are established in the city area, 15 of which are absentee voting districts and 102 are general voting districts.

    When are the polling stations open on Sunday, 09.06.?

    08:00 - 18:00

    How high was the voter turnout in the last European elections?

    2014 = 41.3 percent
    2009 = 38.55 percent

    Is there an info event with presentation of the results in the city hall?

    Yes, on Sunday, 09.06., from 18:00 in the Bürgerhalle, Rathaus A.

    How many election workers are needed?

    906 people will be on duty on election Sunday. In addition, another 80 or so people will be on duty (including communications, IT, and the school janitor) to ensure that the elections run smoothly.

    How many representative voting districts will be established?

    6 representative electoral districts (including 1 postal voting district) are established in Wolfsburg, namely in

    • City center: 218
    • Laagberg: 312
    • Fallersleben: 403
    • Ehmen: 501
    • Detmerode: 515
    • Postal voting district: 950

    For evaluation, the ballots are marked according to 6 age groups, anonymity is guaranteed. In addition, a distinction is made according to female, male, diverse or without information in the birth register (Section 22 of the Personal Status Act).

  • Legal basis

    In addition to the European Election Act (EuWG) and the European Election Regulations (EuWO), there are numerous legal foundations for the proper conduct of elections to the European Parliament. You can find an overview on the page of the Federal Election Commissioner*Federal Election Commissioner.

  • The State Election Commissioner

    The Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport is responsible for electoral law in Lower Saxony. Together with the State Election Commissioner, it ensures compliance with the principles of electoral law, namely general, direct, free, equal and secret elections for all ballots.

    The Lower Saxony State Election Commissioner is Ulrike Sachs.

  • The Federal Election Commissioner

    The Federal Election Commissioner and his deputy are appointed by the Federal Minister of the Interior for an indefinite period. It has proved advantageous to appoint the President of the Federal Statistical Office as Federal Election Commissioner because of the tasks associated with this office and its technical capabilities.

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