Bezirk: Urban district of Berlin with an autonomous administration.
Bezirksamt: Political administration for the district; governed by a mayor.
Bezirksverordnetenversammlung (BVV): District assembly.
Bezirksverordneten: District councilors.
Wahlbenachrichtigung: Letter containing key information about the election (date, your polling station), sent by post.
Stimmzettel: Ballot; a piece of paper on which a list of all candidates in the election is printed. The voters select their candidate from the list.
Wahlschein: Document required in order to register for a postal vote. It demonstrates that the person in question is entitled to vote.
Abgeordnetenhaus: Berlin House of Representatives (Berlin is a both city and a federal state of Germany)