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Press release no. 04/19 of February 28, 2019

2019 European Election: persons entitled to vote by Land

WIESBADEN – 64.8 million people will be eligible to vote in Germany in the 2019 European Election to be held on 26 May 2019, approximately 60.8 million of whom are Germans and roughly 3.9 million other Union citizens living in Germany.

Most of the 64.8 million people entitled to vote live in Nordrhein-Westfalen (13.8 million), Bayern (10.2 million) and Baden-Württemberg (8.5 million). The Länder with the smallest number of eligible voters are Bremen (0.5 million) and Saarland (0.8 million).

Most Union citizens entitled to vote live in Baden-Württemberg, Bayern and Nordrhein-Westfalen (roughly 0.8 million in each Land).

 

Persons entitled to vote in Germany in the 2019 European Election by Land 1
Land

Estimate, millions

Germans Non-German
citizens of the
European Union
Total
Baden-Württemberg 7.7 0.8 8.5
Bayern 9.4 0.8 10.2
Berlin 2.5 0.2 2.7
Brandenburg 2.0 0.0 2.1
Bremen 0.5 0.0 0.5
Hamburg 1.3 0.1 1.4
Hessen 4.4 0.4 4.7
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 1.3 0.0 1.3
Niedersachsen 6.0 0.3 6.3
Nordrhein-Westfalen 12.9 0.8 13.8
Rheinland-Pfalz 3.0 0.2 3.2
Saarland 0.8 0.0 0.8
Sachsen 3.3 0.1 3.3
Sachsen-Anhalt 1.8 0.0 1.8
Schleswig-Holstein 2.2 0.1 2.3
Thüringen 1.7 0.0 1.8
Germany 60.8 3.9 64.8

1) Due to rounding, the sum of the Länder results differs slightly from the total for Germany.

Note: For methodological reasons, the estimate of the electorate is comparable with previous years only to a limited extent.

Number of citizens of the United Kingdom who are entitled to vote in Germany: 0.1 million.

 

For further information:

Office of the Federal Returning Officer
tel: +49 611 75-4863
www.bundeswahlleiter.de/contact

 

Member States of the European Union:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2.

 

2  Not applicable if, in keeping with the notification made in accordance with Article 50 paragraph 2 of the EU Treaty of 29 March 2017, the Treaties have ceased to apply to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland pursuant to Article 50 paragraph 3 of the EU Treaty at the time the election is held.