You have the right to vote in your borough’s BVV election if:  

  • You have German citizenship or are a citizen of any other member state of the European Union  
  • You are at least 16 years of age on election day (26 September) 
  • You have been registered at a registration office (Meldestelle) for at least three months (in this case since at least 26 June)  

 Anybody over the age of 18 and eligible to vote is also eligible to stand for election (providing they are 18 years of age or older on 26 September 2021).  

bulbSince 1992, EU citizens have had the right to take part in local and European elections
under the same conditions as the citizens of the state in which they are residing.

Super Election Sunday on September 26, 2021 

September 26, 2021, is a super election Sunday in Berlin. On this day, the German Bundestag, the Berlin House of Representatives and the twelve borough councils (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung: BVV) will be elected. In addition, there will be a referendum on “Expropriating Deutsche Wohnen & Co”.   

As an EU citizen, you have the right to vote for the BVV in your borough. On this website, you will find all the information you need to cast your vote.    

Only German citizens can vote in the other elections (Bundestag, House of Representatives and referendum). Have you ever thought about naturalization? With German citizenship, you have the right to vote in all elections in Germany. You can find more information here (in German).   

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