Request entry onto the electoral roll

An official electoral roll is kept in each electoral district. Eligible voters who are registered there with their main residence on a certain cut-off date (42nd day before the election) are entered in the register ex officio and receive an election notification card no later than three weeks before election day.

If you wish to be entered on the electoral roll of a city or municipality in which you are not listed (for example, because you have recently moved), you have until the 21st day (in the case of local elections, until the 16th day before the election at the latest) before the election to apply for this.

Note: For state elections in Saxony, you are only eligible to vote if you have been living in the Free State for at least three months on election day or if you usually stay here without another place of residence. To participate in municipal elections (municipal council, local council and city district advisory council, mayoral, district council or county council elections), you must have been resident in the respective municipality, locality, city district or county for at least three months on election day.

Onlineantrag und Formulare

Hinweis: Sobald Sie eine Postleitzahl oder einen Ort angegeben haben, können wir Ihnen an dieser Stelle den Onlineantrag und die Formulare der zuständigen Stelle anzeigen. Ort angeben

Zuständige Stelle

Municipal or town administration

Hinweis: Sobald Sie eine Postleitzahl oder einen Ort angegeben haben, können wir Ihnen an dieser Stelle weitere Informationen zu der für Sie zuständigen Stelle anzeigen. Ort angeben
Warum soll ich einen Ort angeben?
Mit Hilfe der Ortsangabe können wir die für Sie passenden Informationen, Formulare, Dienste und Ihre zuständige Stelle anzeigen.
Welchen Ort soll ich angeben?
Zum Beispiel Ihren Wohnort, wenn Sie einen Reisepass beantragen wollen oder den Unternehmensstandort, wenn Sie ein Gewerbe anmelden möchten.

Service details

Prerequisite

  • The city or municipal administration will not make an entry in the electoral roll for you ex officio.
  • They will assume that you are eligible to vote.

Procedure

Your written request should include the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your home address
  • Your signature
  • and the wording "Application for registration on the electoral roll". 

For the application for registration in the electoral roll for the Bundestag / European election by Germans living outside the Federal Republic, special forms are to be used, which are available on the website of the Federal Election Commissioner.

If registration is possible, you will immediately receive an election notification. If you are not eligible to vote, you will also be notified immediately.

Required documents

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

Deadlines

Application deadline: no later than the 21st day before the election (local elections: no later than the 16th day before the election).

Legal basis

Release note

Saxon State Ministry of the Interior 17.11.2017