Press release no. 21/2014 of May 19, 2014

Voter turnout by 2 p.m. and provisional election result

WIESBADEN/BERLIN – When the 8th European Parliament will be elected on Sunday, 25 May 2014, the Federal Returning Officer will establish and announce the “intermediate result for the voter turnout by 2 p.m.” in the Reichstag building of the German Bundestag in the afternoon and the official provisional election result during election night.

The “intermediate result for the voter turnout by 2 p.m.” will be determined on the basis of the voter turnout in selected polling stations. The result should be available around 3.30 p.m. and will be released by the Federal Returning Officer.

Polling stations in Germany will close at 6 p.m. on the day of the European election. Then the electoral boards will start to count the votes in the polling stations.

The Federal Returning Officer may announce the official provisional result for Germany only after the poll is over in the other Member States of the European Union – this means not before 11 p.m.

Where research institutes publish election projections after 6 p.m. on election day but before the official provisional election result has been announced, these are results of voter interviews conducted after the poll and results of the public counting of votes cast in individual polling stations.


For further information:
Office of the Federal Returning Officer
tel: +49 611 75-4863