Constituency Commission

The Constituency Commission is a non-partisan, independent body of experts which prepares the necessary groundwork for the decision of the German Bundestag on the delimitation of constituencies in the next Bundestag election. As a standing commission, it is appointed by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Constituency Commission is responsible for reporting on changes in population figures in the electoral area and for stating what changes – if any - it considers necessary in the breakdown of the electoral area into constituencies.

On 23 December 2022, the Constituency Commission submitted its report for the 20th electoral period of the German Bundestag to Nancy Faeser, Federal Minister of the Interior and Community. The report of the Constituency Commission was published as Bundestag printed paper 20/5200 in the Federal Gazette (77.3 MB).

The report lays the essential groundwork for the decision of the Bundestag on the delimitation of constituencies for the next Bundestag election. However, it is the German Bundestag that ultimately decides on any modifications of constituency boundaries by means of a federal act.

Legal bases

Section 3 of the Federal Elections Act (BWG)

Last update: 26 January 2024