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Postal voting in local elections in Hesse in 2021: deadlines and other important information

2021-03-03T10:37:50.469Z

For local elections in Hesse, you can apply for a postal vote until shortly before election day. We explain what you should know about it.



For local elections in Hesse, you can apply for a postal vote until shortly before election day.

We explain what you should know about it.

Wiesbaden - The way to the polling station is not the only way to participate in the local elections in Hesse.

As always, all eligible voters can apply for postal voting and place their crosses at any time before the election.

However, the final deadlines for the application and the return of the voting letters are important.

Apply for postal voting: How does it work in the local election in Hesse in 2021?

There are electoral offices in all cities and municipalities that deal with issues relating to the 2021 local elections in Hesse.

This is the right place to go if you want to apply for a postal vote.

The easiest way to find the correct address is by

checking

the

back of your voting notification

.

You can use the form printed there and send your application for a voting slip by post.

However, you can also submit the application in writing in another way, as long as you provide

your full name, address and date of birth

.

If you go straight to the electoral office, you can even make your crosses on the spot and hand in the election letter.

You then completely save yourself the mail.

Can I apply for a postal vote online in Hessen?

You can also request a postal vote online

by e-mail

.

It is important namely

only the writing

, which is why other hand, an application

ruled by telephone

is.

Make sure to include your full name, address and date of birth in an email.

The documents with the ballot papers for the local elections in Hesse will then be sent to you by post.

When do the deadlines for postal votes end in local elections in Hesse?

The final deadline for applications for postal voting ends on Friday, March 12th at 6 p.m.

An application for a voting slip can only be permitted in serious exceptional cases, for example in the event of sudden illness.

If you are late with your application, you can of course go to the polling station on March 14th and fill in the ballot papers for the local elections.

The voter is responsible for ensuring that the election letter is sent back by post in good time.

Please note that the post office does not deliver ballot letters on Sundays either.

It is therefore better to send the documents a little earlier than later.

What should I do if I accidentally did not send the election letter?

On the day of the local elections in Hesse, the deadline for voting ends at 6 p.m.

If the ballot letter is not in the post box at the election office by this time, the ballot papers will not be counted.

So if you find out on Sunday that you have not returned the documents for postal voting, you still have the option to post the letter yourself at the address given until 6 p.m.

Who pays postal voting postage in local elections in Hesse?

In principle, there are no postage costs for voters when they send their voting letter.

This applies to all elections, and not just in Hesse.

The correct address is already printed on the outer envelope.

The voter: all you have to do is follow the instructions as to what goes in which envelope and then go to the mailbox.

But if you first send the application for postal voting by post, you will of course pay the postage for this letter.

The local elections in Hesse in 2021 can be done completely free of charge by email or by appearing in person at the electoral office.

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Source: merkur

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