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Schleswig-Holstein

Volunteer as a poll worker

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Polling assistants are deployed on election day as members of the electoral boards to conduct the election in the polling station. Their tasks include, for example

  • Checking voter eligibility based on the electoral roll,
  • Issuing the ballot papers,
  • releasing the ballot box for the ballot paper to be inserted,
  • assisting in the determination of the election result.

Working as an election assistant is an honorary position. You must perform your duties impartially and are obliged to maintain confidentiality about any matters that come to your attention during your official duties. You may not cover your face while carrying out your duties.

Polling assistants are appointed by the municipal electoral authority. Preference is given to electoral assistants who volunteer for this honorary position.

Volunteer poll workers receive an expense allowance (so-called "refreshment allowance") for their work.


Process flow

The procedure is as follows:

  • You register with the electoral office.
  • The mayor appoints you to the election committee.
Who should I contact?

To the municipal, district or city administration (municipal election office).

Requirements

The following requirement must be met:

  • You are eligible to vote yourself.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

as early as possible in the run-up to an election

Legal basis
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Process flow

The procedure is as follows:

  • You register with the electoral office.
  • The mayor appoints you to the election committee.

Who should I contact?

To the municipal, district or city administration (municipal election office).

Requirements

The following requirement must be met:

  • You are eligible to vote yourself.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

as early as possible in the run-up to an election

Legal basis

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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