Press release no. 22/2014 of May 21, 2014

Media statements and schedule of the Federal Returning Officer at the European election

WIESBADEN / BERLIN – The Federal Returning Officer will stay at the Reichstag building of the German Bundestag in Berlin together with his staff at the weekend of the European election. There he will determine and announce the election results.

There will be two media statements of the Federal Returning Officer in the West Lobby on Plenary Chamber level:

  • The Federal Returning Officer will announce the “intermediate result for the voter turnout on election day by 2 p.m.” around 3:30 p.m. on election day (25 May).
  • The official provisional result will presumably be known in the early morning hours of 26 May. As soon as it has been established, the result will be published by press release and announced by the Federal Returning Officer in the Reichstag building. Detailed results will then be available on the website of the Federal Returning Officer.

Please note: Media representatives who hold neither a permanent accreditation to the German Bundestag nor a legislative period ID of the German Government Press and Information Office will require general accreditation to the German Bundestag in order to report from inside the Reichstag building. For further information please refer to:


Federal Returning Officer to visit polling stations in Berlin and Potsdam

The Federal Returning Officer is going to visit a polling station in Berlin and another one in Brandenburg together with the respective Land returning officer to thank the voluntary workers on duty there as representatives of the approximately 630,000 volunteers who will be working in the polling stations all over Germany. These events are particularly suited for photoreporting.

In Berlin: polling station 207 in Tempelhof-Schöneberg – Club for the Elderly “Am Mühlenberg”, Am Mühlenberg 12, 10825 Berlin at 10 a.m.

In Brandenburg: polling station 6201 in Potsdam – Märkische Verlags- und Druckgesellschaft mbH, Friedrich-Engels-Straße 24, 14473 Potsdam at 11:30 a.m.


The Press Office of the Federal Returning Officer may be contacted:
  • in Wiesbaden until 23 May and from 26 Mai 2014

tel: +49 611 75-3444
fax: +49 611 75-3976

  • in Berlin on 24 and 25 May 2014

(until the provisional result has been announced presumably in the early morning hours of 26 May 2014)
tel: +49 30 227-40008
mobile: +49 151 16348186
fax: +49 30 227-46003

Interviews can be arranged – provided that the Federal Returning Officer and his representative are available and after checking with the press officer who will be present – in the West Lobby of the Reichstag building until 6 p.m. on election day. It is necessary to fix an appointment in time for that purpose at the above telephone numbers.


For further information:
Frank Hennig
tel: +49 151 14274818