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Elections, general

Election refers to a process in which offices or mandates are assigned through the formation of a will. In Germany, elections are carried out according to the following electoral principles: general, direct, free, equal and secret (cf....

Election refers to a process in which offices or mandates are assigned through the formation of a will.

In Germany, elections are carried out according to the following electoral principles:
general, direct, free, equal and secret (cf. Art. 28, 38 of the Basic Law). General: All citizens who meet the general eligibility requirements are allowed to vote regardless of their gender, education or income. Immediate: Each voter directly elects the candidate or party, no electors are used. Free: The decision to vote and who is elected is made by the eligible voters; no pressure may be exerted on them. The list of candidates must also be free. Equal: every vote counts equally. Secret: Only secret elections make really free elections possible. Nobody is checked when casting their votes (according to Art. 38 (1) Basic Law).

The next election event is the federal election on September 26th, 2021 .

Important notes

Prerequisites

Anyone wishing to work as an election worker must be entitled to vote.

Documents required

(Federal) identity card or passport with last registration certificate

Please note

An expense allowance is paid for working as an election worker in Hamburg.

Voting offices are set up in the district offices to hold elections.

Please address questions about parties and candidates, election proposals and legal questions to the state election office, Johanniswall 4, 20095 Hamburg, Tel. +49 40 428 39-2444.

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