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Elections abroad – Germany

Updated : 07/07/2014

Municipal elections

Germany

Municipal elections

Foreign EU citizens are automatically put on the electoral roll for municipal elections at the time of registration of residence.

The conditions to vote or stand as a candidate in municipal elections are the same as the conditions for German nationals. Since Germany is a federal republic, the specific conditions differ according to the Bundesland (German region) of reference.

Voting in municipal elections isn't compulsory.

Foreign EU citizens can become mayor or members of the mayor's executive committee in some of the Bundesländer (German regions), whereas in others they can't. Since Germany is a federal republic, the conditions differ on the basis of the Bundesland (German region) of reference.

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