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Politics & Administration

State election in Wolfsburg

Sunday, October 9, 2022, election to the 19th Lower Saxony state parliament.

As the elected representative of the people, the Landtag is the supreme constitutional body of the state of Lower Saxony. It passes the state laws, adopts the state budget and elects the Minister President. In addition, the state parliament participates in the formation of the government and controls the state government.

The coat of arms of Lower Saxony
  • Data and facts
  • When does the election take place?

    On Sunday, October 9, 2022, the 19th Lower Saxony state parliament will be elected in the period from 08:00 to 18:00.

  • How many constituencies are there and to which does Wolfsburg belong?

    There are 87 constituencies in Lower Saxony.

    Constituency7 Wolfsburg is the name of the constituency for the urban area of Wolfsburg - without the urban and local districts Vorsfelde, Wendschott, Brackstedt, Velstove, Warmenau.

    Constituency5 Gifhorn-Nord/Wolfsburg includes, in addition to the urban and local districts of Vorsfelde, Wendschott, Brackstedt, Velstove, Warmenau from Wolfsburg, the joint municipalities of Hankensbüttel, Wesendorf, Brome, Boldecker Land and the municipalities of Sassenburg and Wittingen of the district of Gifhorn.

  • Who is eligible to vote?

    86,385 citizens (as of 09.08.2022) are eligible to vote in Wolfsburg (for electoral districts 5 and 7).

    To be eligible to vote, citizens must...

    • be 18 years of age,
    • have German citizenship and
    • have lived in Lower Saxony for at least three months.

  • How many votes can be cast?

    Each eligible voter has 2 votes:

    • 1 first vote for the election of a constituency representative
    • 1 second vote for the election of a state list (party).

    The second vote is the decisive vote for the distribution of seats among the individual parties.

  • How many deputies are elected?

    At least 135 members of parliament are to be elected in total. 87 of them are elected by personal vote (first-past-the-post votes, i.e. the person who receives the most votes in his or her constituency is represented in the state parliament) and 48 by proportional representation (second-past-the-post votes).

    5 percent of the votes must be achieved in order to be taken into account in the distribution of seats. This does not apply to the direct mandate.

  • How many election proposals are there?

    In the election committee meeting on 12.08.2022, the following six election proposals for the electoral district 7 Wolfsburg were approved:

    Ms. Immacolata Glosemeyer (SPD)
    Ms. Cindy Lutz (CDU)
    Ms. Katharina Rosch (The Greens)
    Mr. Mats-Ole Maretzke (FDP)
    Mr. Andreas Kinne (dieBasis)
    Mr. Johann Sebastian Günter Hönig (individual candidate)

    For the electoral district 5 Gifhorn North/Wolfsburg the following seven district election proposals were admitted by the district election committee of the district Gifhorn:

    Ms. Kirsikka Anna Lansmann (SPD)
    Ms. Lena-Sophie Laue (CDU)
    Mr. Christian Schroeder (GREENS)
    Mr. Helge Gülzau (FDP)
    Mr. Stefan Marzischewski-Drewes (AfD Lower Saxony)
    Ms. Nicoline Rohweder (DIE LINKE.)
    Mr. Harald Finzer (dieBasis)

  • What was the turnout in past state elections?

    What was the voter turnout in the last state elections?

    2017: 58.0 percent
    2013: 53.0 percent
    2008: 58.4 percent

    How was the absentee ballot received?

    In 2017, 9,917 voters* cast their votes by absentee ballot.

  • How many polling stations are there in Wolfsburg and which are wheelchair accessible?

    InWolfsburg , 129 polling stationsare set up for the election; 26 of these are absentee polling stations.

    Of the 103 general polling stations in the city, a total of 96 are accessible to wheelchair users.

    26 polling places are wheelchair-accessible without an assistant and another 70 polling places are wheelchair-accessible with an assistant.

    Polling stations that are not wheelchair accessible are located at the Nordsteimke Elementary School, the Eichelkamp Forest School, the Mörse Elementary School and the Friedrich-von-Schiller Elementary School.

  • How many election workers are on duty?

    1,032 election workers will be deployed at the polling stations.

    In addition, around 100 other people (including the press office, IT department, and school janitors) will be on duty to ensure that the elections run smoothly.

  • What are the representative constituencies?

    Four representative constituencies are set up for statistical purposes in Wolfsburg (in constituency 5: two in Vorsfelde, constituency 7: Tiergartenbreite and Wohltberg).

    For evaluation purposes, the ballots are marked according to six age groups and gender, anonymity is guaranteed.

  • In which electoral districts is there coverage by ARD or ZDF?

    Polling districts 312 and 414 were selected by Infratest for ARD's election coverage.

    The Wahlen research group selected polling stations 117 in Vorsfelde-Süd, 320 in Nordsteimke and 512 in Almke for ZDF's coverage. There, voters are approached and questioned anonymously after leaving the polling room.

  • Absentee ballot

    If you are unable to visit your polling station on Election Sunday, you have the option of casting your votes by absentee ballot. To do so, you must submit an application for a ballot paper with absentee ballot documents.

    You have the following options for submitting an application:

  • 1. form on the back of your voting notification

    Simply fill out the form on the back of your election notification and send it to the address provided.

    If you would like to have your absentee ballot documents sent to a different address, please indicate this when you apply.

  • 2. in writing without a form

    Apply in writing (no pre-printed form) to:

    City of Wolfsburg
    Department of Citizen Services
    Election Office
    Porschestrasse 49
    38440 Wolfsburg

    The following information is required:

    Family name
    First names
    Date of birth
    Address (street, house number, postal code, city)

    If you wish to have your absentee ballot documents sent to a different address, please indicate this when applying.

  • 3. By e-mail

    Send an email to wahlscheine_on@stadt.wolfsburg.de.

    The following information is required:

    Family name
    First name
    Date of birth
    Address (street, house number, postal code, city)

    If you wish to have your absentee ballot documents sent to a different address, please indicate this when applying.

  • 4. scan QR code on the front of your election notification.

    Scan the QR code on the front of your election notification. This will take you to the online application "OLIWA".

    If you would like to have your absentee ballot documents sent to a different address, please specify this when you apply.

  • 5. via the online application OLIWA

    Submit the application directly via the online application "OLIWA".

    If you would like to have your absentee ballot documents sent to a different address, please specify this when applying.

  • 6. In person at the postal polling station

    Come to the absentee polling station in person:

    City Hall A
    Meeting room 5
    Porschestrasse 49
    38440 Wolfsburg

    Opening hours:

    Mondays and Tuesdays: 08:30 - 16:30
    Wednesdays and Fridays: 08:30 - 12:00 hrs
    Thursdays: 08:30 - 17:30 hrs

    You can also place your crosses there directly on site, if desired. Please bring your identity card or passport with you. If you wish to apply for and/or collect absentee ballots on behalf of another person, you will need a written power of attorney.

  • Announcements
  • Legal basis
  • 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 officer is Ulrike Sachs. Contact details can be found here

  • Contact

  • Contact

    City of Wolfsburg
    Election Office
    Porschestrasse 49
    38440 Wolfsburg

    Phone: 05361 28-2950
    Fax: 05361 28-1742
    E-mail to the electoral office

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