Press release no. 01/17 of February 3, 2017
2017 Bundestag Election: 61.5 million people entitled to vote
WIESBADEN – According to an estimate of the Federal Statistical Office, roughly 61.5 million Germans living in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany will be entitled to vote in the elections to the 19th German Bundestag on 24 September 2017. A total of 31.7 million of the persons entitled to vote are women and 29.8 million are men. The Federal Returning Officer also reports that the number of persons entitled to vote is thus expected to be slightly smaller than during the 2013 Bundestag Election when it amounted to approximately 61.9 million.
The persons entitled to vote comprise about 3.0 million first-time voters. These are all young Germans who have become legally an adult since the previous Bundestag election.
Please visit our website at www.bundeswahlleiter.de to access additional information published by the Federal Returning Officer.
|Age from … to under … year||Estimate in millions||Share in all persons
entitled to vote in %
|18 – 21||1.1||1.1||2.2||3.6|
|21 – 30||3.7||3.5||7.2||11.8|
|30 – 40||4.3||4.2||8.5||13.9|
|40 – 50||4.6||4.5||9.1||14.7|
|50 – 60||6.2||6.1||12.3||20.0|
|60 – 70||4.6||4.9||9.5||15.4|
|70 and over||5.3||7.4||12.7||20.7|
first-time voters 2
1 As the figures have been rounded without taking account of the totals, there may be a slight discrepancy between the sum of the constituent items and the totals shown.
2 People with German citizenship born between 23 September 1995 and 24 September 1999.
For further information:
Office of the Federal Returning Officer
tel: +49 611 75-4863