If an election is declared wholly or partly invalid as a result of the electoral scrutiny procedure, it must be repeated if so decided. The election result has to be reascertained on the basis of the repeat election.
Bundestag election: Section 44 of the Federal Elections Act (BWG), Section 83 of the Federal Electoral Regulations (BWO)
European election: Section 4 of the European Elections Act (EuWG) in conjunction with Section 44 of the Federal Elections Act (BWG); Section 76 of the European Electoral Regulations (EuWO)
Last update: April 2008©2012 The Federal Returning Officer