Request entry onto the electoral roll

An official electoral roll is kept in every electorate. Persons entitled to vote, and whose main place of residence is registered there on a certain day (35th day before the election), are officially entered onto the roll and will receive an election notice no later than three weeks prior to the election day.

If you wish to be entered onto the electoral roll of a city of municipality on which you are not already registered (e.g. because you recently moved), you have until the 21st day prior to the election to request this.

Note: Saxon state elections are only open to those who, on the election day, have been living in the Free State for at least three months, or who maintain their primary place of residence here without having another residence anywhere else. If your place of residence is not in the Free State of Saxony, you are not entitled to vote in the municipal elections, and can therefore not be entered onto an electoral roll for this.

Appeal / Correction

If, by three weeks before the election, you have not received an election notice, you should immediately ask your city or municipal administration whether you are entered on the electoral roll. If you are not, but you believe you are entitled to vote, the roll can be corrected if you lodge an appeal (communal elections: request for correction).

Regionalisation

Change

Enter your main place of residence:

Responsible body

Gemeinde- oder Stadtverwaltung (city or municipal administration)

Service details

Prerequisite

  • The city or municipal administration will not officially enter you on the electoral roll.
  • You assume you are entitled to vote.

Procedure

You can view your city’s or municipality’s electoral roll during your municipal administration’s working hours 20 to 16 days prior to the election. If you have not been included on the electoral roll, you must immediately request this in writing or in person. Your voting entitlement will then be re-assessed.

Your informal written request should contain the following information:

  • Your first and last names
  • Your date of birth
  • Your home address
  • Your signature
  • the phrase "Antrag auf Eintragung in das Wählerverzeichnis" (request for entry onto the electoral roll)

If an entry is possible, you will immediately receive an election notice. If you are not entitled to vote, you will also be notified immediately.

Required documents

A copy of the registration confirmation from the city or municipal administration usually suffices as proof.

Deadlines

You can submit your request by no later than 21 days prior to the election (communal elections: no later than 16 days prior to the election).

Legal basis

Release note

Based on the German version authorized by Sächsisches Staatsministerium des Innern; mandatory information on certain procedures and processes can be obtained from the state election supervisor. 2014-07-11