The election of members of the European Parliament from the Federal Republic of Germany will take place on 25 May 2014.
Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election.
In addition to fulfilling the electoral requirements applicable to all voters, they must
1.1 on election day have been domiciled in one of the other member states of the European Union for the past three months or more, or have had their habitual residence there for that period (residence in the Federal Republic of Germany immediately prior to residence in such country counts towards this three-month requirement),
1.2 either, within the last 25 years and after attaining the age of 14, have lived without interruption in the Federal Republic of Germany for at least three months or otherwise have had their habitual residence there, or for other reasons have acquired a personal and direct familiarity with the political conditions in the Federal Republic of Germany and be affected by them;
2. be registered on an electoral roll in the Federal Republic of Germany. Registration is possible only upon application. The application must be made on an official form and should be submitted soon after publication of this notice.
Applications not received by the competent municipal authority more than 20 days before the election (i.e. before 5 May 2014) cannot be accepted (section 17 (1) of the European Election Regulations).
Application forms and information sheets may be obtained online from the Federal Returning Officer (www.bundeswahlleiter.de). They may also be obtained from:
- the diplomatic missions and career consular posts of the Federal Republic of Germany,
- the Federal Returning Officer at the following address: Bundeswahlleiter, Statistisches Bundesamt, Zweigstelle Bonn, Postfach 170377, 53029 BONN, GERMANY,
- district and municipal returning officers in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Further information may be obtained from the embassies and career consular posts of the Federal Republic of Germany.