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)