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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.