You are a German citizen and live outside
Are you allowed to vote at federal and
Most likely yes!
Excerpt from the information
of theFederal Election Commission about the universal suffrage:
You are allowed to vote......
in case you fulfill the general
requirements to be entitled to vote (article 116, paragraph 1 of the German
By special petition the above
described citizens can be entered in the voter register of the electoral
district they had lived before their remove. Forms and leaflets for the
petitioner can be obtained at the diplomatic and consular representatives
of the Federal Republic of Germany in foreign countries, at the federal
election commission as well as the electoral district commissions.
live as a civil servant, soldier,
employee or worker in public service by order of your employer outside
of the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as for the member of his/her
in case you live in the territory
of the other member states of the European Council, provided that you lived
after May 23.1949 and before your remove at least three month uninterrupted
in the Federal Republic of Germany,
live in other territories outside
the Federal Republic of Germany, provided that you lived before your remove
at least three month uninterrupted in the Federal Republic of Germany and
since your remove have past no more than 25 years. The equivalent is valid
for sailors on ships not sailing under the flag of the Federal Republic
of Germany, as well as for the members of their household.
(§§12 BWG, 13
BWG, 18 BWO)
BWG = Federal Voting Law,
BWO = Federal Voting Regulations)
The Federal Election Commissioner offers
the form also as a down load (pdf-Datei). Please click here!
The political parties of the German Bundestag:
Something not so serious about politics: