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Press release no. 06/19 of March 6, 2019

2019 European Election: first meeting of the Federal Electoral Committee on 15 March 2019

WIESBADEN – As reported by the Federal Returning Officer, the first meeting of the Federal Electoral Committee on the 2019 European Election will be held in the German Bundestag building in Berlin, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus (entrance Adele-Schreiber-Krieger-Str. 1), room 3.101 (Anhörungssaal) on Friday, 15 March 2019, at 11 a.m. At that meeting, the Federal Electoral Committee will decide about the admission of parties’ and other political organisations’ lists for individual Länder and lists for all Länder.

The Federal Electoral Committee consists of the Federal Returning Officer as chairperson, eight persons entitled to vote who have been appointed by him as assessors, and two judges of the Federal Administrative Court (Section 4 of the European Elections Act in conjunction with Section 9 subsection 2 of the Federal Elections Act). There is a deputy for each of them. The Federal Electoral Committee for the 2019 Election to the European Parliament has the following members:

Chairman: Dr. Georg Thiel
Federal Returning Officer
Deputy: Dr. Sabine Bechtold
Deputy Federal Returning Officer
Assessor: Prof. Dr. Michael Brenner (CDU) Deputy: Dr. Peter Dany (CDU)
Assessor: Hartmut Geil (GRÜNE) Deputy: Emily May Büning (GRÜNE)
Assessor: Petra Kansy (CDU) Deputy: Dr. Detlef Gottschalck (CDU)
Assessor: Georg Pazderski (AfD) Deputy: Hans-Holger Malcomeß (AfD)
Assessor: Bianca Rabl (CSU) Deputy: Florian Bauer (CSU)
Assessor: Dr. Johannes Risse (SPD) Deputy: Thomas Notzke (SPD)
Assessor: Jörg Schindler (DIE LINKE) Deputy: Kerstin Pohnke (DIE LINKE)
Assessor: Dr. Cornelie Sonntag-Wolgast (SPD) Deputy: Monika Zeeb (SPD)
Member: Presiding Judge at the Federal Administrative Court
Jürgen Vormeier
Deputy: Judge at the Federal Administrative Court
Dr. Peter Martini
Member: Judge at the Federal Administrative Court
Dr. Kirsten Kuhlmann
Deputy: Judge at the Federal Administrative Court
Dr. Silke Wittkopp

Comprehensive information on the 2019 European Election is provided on the website of the Federal Returning Officer at https://www.bundeswahlleiter.de.

 

For further information:

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

 

Important notes

All media representatives will require valid accreditation to enter the Bundestag buildings.

All other visitors will have to pass security checks before entering the Bundestag buildings and show their identity cards. It is advisable to register at besucher@bundeswahlleiter.de by Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 6 p.m., by providing your surname, first name and date of birth. The visitors’ data will be checked against the Police Information System (INPOL) and used for admission control. After the end of the visit these data will be destroyed. Please bring your valid identity card.

Those who have not registered in advance but wish to attend the meeting of the Federal Electoral Committee may come directly to the entrance of Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus (Berlin, Adele-Schreiber-Krieger-Straße). These visitors should however be prepared to wait as the necessary security checks have to be carried out.