You have the right to vote in your borough’s BVV election if:
- You are a citizen of a member state of the European Union
- You are at least 16 years of age on election day (12 February 2023)
- You have been registered at a registration office (Meldestelle) for at least three months (in this case since at least 12 November 2022)
Anybody over the age of 18 and eligible to vote is also eligible to stand for election.
|Since 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.
One Day, Two Votes
On 12 February 2023 the elections for the Berlin House of Representatives (Abgeordnetenhaus) and the twelve borough councils (Bezirksverordnetenversammlung: BVV) will be repeated.
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 repeat election for the House of Representatives. 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).