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Press release no. 05/21 of March 31, 2021

2021 Bundestag Election: Federal Electoral Committee has been constituted

WIESBADEN – The Federal Returning Officer reports that the Federal Electoral Committee for the election to the 20th German Bundestag has been constituted. The Federal Electoral Committee consists of the Federal Returning Officer as chair, eight persons entitled to vote who have been appointed by him as assessors, and two judges of the Federal Administrative Court. There is a deputy for each of them. The assessors are appointed by the Federal Returning Officer at the proposal of the parties.

In Bundestag elections, the Federal Electoral Committee is tasked:

  • to decide on appeals against instructions given by the Federal Returning Officer in proceedings for the rectifying of faults,
  • to ascertain which parties have been continuously represented in the German Bundestag or in a Land parliament since the last election to the relevant assembly by at least five members on the basis of nominations made by the party itself,
  • to ascertain which associations that have given notice of their intention to participate in the election but have not been continuously represented in the German Bundestag or in a Land parliament since the last election to the relevant assembly by at least five members based on nominations by the association itself have to be recognised as parties for the election,
  • to decide on complaints about the rejection or approval of a Land list,
  • to ascertain the final result of the election by Land list for the electoral area.

The Federal Electoral Committee for the 2021 Bundestag election has the following members:

Chair Dr. Georg Thiel
Federal Returning Officer
Deputy Heinz-Christoph Herbertz
Deputy Federal Returning Officer
Assessor Prof. Dr. Michael Brenner (CDU) Deputy Dr. Detlef Gottschalck (CDU)
Assessor Mechthild Dyckmans (FDP) Deputy Judith Pirscher (FDP)
Assessor Hartmut Geil (GRÜNE) Deputy Emily May Büning (GRÜNE)
Assessor Petra Kansy (CDU) Deputy Gabriele Hauser (CDU)
Assessor Georg Pazderski (AfD) Deputy Roman Reusch (AfD)
Assessor Dr. Johannes Risse (SPD) Deputy Dr. Cornelie Sonntag-Wolgast (SPD)
Assessor Jörg Schindler (DIE LINKE) Deputy Claudia Gohde (DIE LINKE)
Assessor Tobias Schmid (CSU) Deputy Florian Bauer (CSU)
Member Petra Hoock
Judge at the Federal Administrative Court
Deputy Anne-Kathrin Fricke
Judge at the Federal Administrative Court
Member Dr. Stefan Langer
Judge at the Federal Administrative Court
Deputy Damian-Markus Preisner
Judge at the Federal Administrative Court

Comprehensive information on the 2021 Bundestag election is available on the website of the Federal Returning Officer at www.bundeswahlleiter.de.

 

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