Press release no. 09/21 of 10. Juni 2021

2021 Bundestag Election: reduction in number of required supporting signatures

WIESBADEN – The amendment of the Federal Elections Act (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 1482) which was announced on 9 June 2021 reduces the number of supporting signatures required for Land lists and constituency nominations to one quarter in each case. This is due to the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the more difficult conditions for the 2021 Bundestag election. The amendment enters into force on 10 June 2021.

For the 2021 Bundestag election, nominations of candidates thus require the minimum numbers of supporting signatures as given below:

  1. Land lists
Land Number
Baden-Württemberg 500
Bayern 500
Berlin 500
Brandenburg 500
Bremen 119
Hamburg 324
Hessen 500
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 331
Niedersachsen 500
Nordrhein-Westfalen 500
Rheinland-Pfalz 500
Saarland 194
Sachsen 500
Sachsen-Anhalt 464
Schleswig-Holstein 500
Thüringen 442
  1. Constituency nominations by parties and other constituency nominations: 50

Further information on the subject of supporting signatures can be found on the website of the Federal Returning Office.


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