From 23 to 26 May 2019, the citizens of the European Union will be electing the European Parliament for what is now the 9th time. Elections to the European Parliament take place every five years.
Germany will be voting on Sunday, 26 May 2019.
Citizens of other EU member states who live in Berlin can take part in the European Parliament elections here. You can vote either in Berlin or in your home country; you can vote in only one country.
When are EU citizens who live in Berlin allowed to take part in the EU elections?
EU citizens can vote in the EU elections if, by the day of the election, they
- have reached the age of 18,
- have had a place of residence or habitual abode in Berlin or in another European Union member state for at least three months, and
- have not lost their voting rights either in the Federal Republic of Germany or in their home country.
Announcement for citizens of other member states of the European Union on the elections to the European Parliament from Berlin’s state election director
If you would like to vote in Berlin:
The electoral register is compiled from the register of residents recorded by the registry offices. All eligible voters who have registered with the registry office no later than the 42nd day before the election (April 14) will be listed in the electoral register. If you moved to Berlin after that date and, as a result, registered with the registry office later than that, please contact the electoral office in your borough as soon as possible.
If you have voted in an EU election in Berlin in the past and have not moved since then, you should already be listed in your borough’s electoral register. Along with all of the other eligible voters, you will receive a voter’s notification card from the electoral office in your borough at least 21 days before the election.
If you have moved since then or are new in Berlin, you will need to apply for registration in the electoral register. The electoral office in your borough must receive this application by 5 May 2019 at the latest. Applications received after that date by the electoral office in your borough cannot be approved for the upcoming election.
Click here for the application form for EU citizens for registration in the electoral register for the 2019 EU elections on the website of the federal election director. You can also request this form from the electoral office in your borough.
The application must be signed personally and by hand by the applicant and must be submitted in the original. Applications cannot be submitted by e-mail or fax.
If you would like to vote in your home country:
If you vote in your home country, you will only be able to vote for candidates from your country. You can find out more from your country’s embassy or consulates.
If you are already listed in the electoral register in Berlin and would like to vote in your home country in the 2019 EU elections, you must request that your name be deleted from Berlin’s electoral register by 5 May 2019 at the latest. This deletion will apply to all future EU elections until you apply to be reregistered in Berlin’s electoral register.
Click here for the form to request that your name be deleted from the electoral register on the website of the federal election director. You can also request this form from the electoral office in your borough.
Letter from the state election director
Starting on 23 January 2019, the approximately 242,000 EU citizens living in Berlin who are eligible voters received a letter in German and English from Berlin’s state election director. The letter was not sent to British citizens living in Berlin, since the United Kingdom had notified the EU that it intended to leave the European Union and it was not anticipated that the UK would take part in the EU elections. To the press release