At Bundestag elections, polling stations are open for polling from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In particular cases where special circumstances so dictate, the Land returning officer may stipulate that polling shall begin earlier.
The same regulations apply in European elections.
Section 47 of the Federal Electoral Regulations (BWO)
Section 40 of the European Electoral Regulations (EuWO)
Last update: 13 February 2023