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Press release no. 33/19 of May 26, 2019

2019 European Election: cast your vote until 6 p.m.!

WIESBADEN/Berlin – 96 European Parliament members from the Federal Republic of Germany are being elected today. The European election is of special importance as it permits voters to influence future political decision-making within the European Union. Therefore the Federal Returning Officer is appealing to all eligible citizens to go to the polls.

And by the way: people who are entitled to vote but have misplaced or lost their voter's notification may nevertheless cast their vote in the European election. However, voters have to be on the voters' register of their polling district to do so. This is the case if they have received their voter's notification. Upon request, the local authority will let voters know at which polling station they can cast their votes. At the polling station, they will have to present their identity card or passport if the electoral board asks for it, and Union citizens their national identity card.

Voters who are unable to go to the polls may in exceptional cases (for instance provable sudden illness) apply for a polling card and postal voting documents until 3 p.m today. Those who deliver their application at the electoral office will be given the postal voting documents immediately and may cast their votes there and then.

Polling stations in Germany are open until 6 p.m.

 

For further information:

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