In February there will be new elections for the House of Representatives in Berlin. Would you like to vote by post and would you like to know exactly how it works? You can find all information about postal voting at FOCUS Online.

Postal voting has become increasingly popular among eligible voters for years. However, in order to be able to vote by post, you must apply for your postal voting documents in advance.

The application for the Berlin election can be submitted until February 10 at 6 p.m. The Ministry of the Interior recommends postal voters to request and send in documents in good time. Everyone entitled to vote should consider the shipping times of the post when voting by post. If you forgot to send the documents in time, there is still the possibility to put the documents in the mailbox of the responsible municipality.

You must ensure that the postal ballot documents are received by the respective district office by February 12, 6 p.m. Only then can you be considered for the election in Berlin.

Whether on the Internet, by post or in person at the postal voting office – there are various ways to get the postal voting documents for the state election. However, voting documents cannot be requested by telephone. If the application is made by post or e-mail, an informal written application is sufficient.

Due to processing times, it is pointed out that an electronic polling card application can only be submitted until February 7th.

If you go to the competent authority in person, the voter can also carry out the postal vote on the spot and return the documents there.

If you have applied for the voting documents, you will receive the ballot papers and the official polling card a short time later. These two documents must remain separate when returning. This ensures that the ballot paper is not associated with the person.

The voter therefore receives several envelopes for the postal vote, the correct use of which is explained in the enclosed documents. The correct return address is already printed on the envelope.

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