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Voting in Neumünster

At a polling station or from the comfort of your own home

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On May 9th the resi­dents of Neu­müns­ter vote for their new Mayor.

Who can vote?

Anyo­ne who has Ger­man citi­zen­ship or that of any other EU coun­try can vote, pro­vi­ding they are at least 16 years old on voting day, and have lived in Neu­müns­ter for a mini­mum of 6 weeks.

What do I need?

When you go to vote, take your voting card and your passport/ID card with you. Both Ger­man and EU natio­nals recei­ve their voting cards in the mail. If you no lon­ger have it, just take your passport/ID card along with you.

Where can I vote?

Your desi­gna­ted pol­ling sta­ti­on is writ­ten on the pol­ling card you have been sent, you can also find out whe­re you need to go on the town hall´s web­site.

How do I apply for a postal vote?

If you do not wish to visit a pol­ling sta­ti­on on May 9th for wha­te­ver reason, you can regis­ter for a pos­tal vote 7 weeks befo­re the elec­tion – in this case from 29th March. From April 5th onwards elec­tion papers are then sent out. You fill out the voting form in the com­fort and safe­ty of your own home, place it in the enve­lo­pe pro­vi­ded and post it in the nea­rest let­ter­box. You do not need to add a stamp – post­age is paid. Every pos­tal vote that arri­ves at the town hall by voting day is coun­ted and the vote included.

From April 5th onwards it is also pos­si­ble to vote direct­ly in the town hall.

What happens next?

The votes coll­ec­ted on May 9th are coun­ted. If one of the can­di­da­tes recei­ves more than 50% of the total num­ber of votes, they beco­me the town´s new Mayor. If this is not the case, the two can­di­da­tes with the hig­hest num­ber of votes stand again on 30th May. On this date the resi­dents of Neu­müns­ter vote again.