European Parliament election 2019

Information for voters

Among other things:

Electoral system

The members of the European Parliament are elected in each member state by a system of proportional representation on the basis of lists or single transferable votes.

Union citizens

Citizens of other European Union member states (Union citizens) who live in the Federal Republic of Germany can also take part in the elections to the European Parliament, either in the Federal Republic of Germany or in their country of origin.

Germans abroad

Germans living abroad are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If they wish to participate in European elections, they have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.