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Certificate of voting rights

In order for parties, voter groups and candidates (so-called "election proposal holders") to be admitted to an election, certain formal conditions must be met.

After signing the form and fulfilling the requirements, the right to vote is certified free of charge by the competent authority in which the person entitled to vote resides (certificate of voting rights).

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the Joint Community and the city.

  • The submitted nominations must contain signatures from a certain number of eligible voters (so-called "supporting signatures").
    • This is intended to prove the seriousness of an election proposal and thus ensure that only those nominations are admitted of which it can be assumed that they have already found a certain following among the electorate.
  • Excluded from the collection of supporting signatures are election proposals that were already successful in the last election.
  • Anyone wishing to support a specific nomination with their signature must be entitled to vote in the constituency or electoral area concerned (depending on the type of election) at the time of signing.

Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.

There are no fees.

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)