Press release no. 46/21 of September 24, 2021

2021 Bundestag Election: voter turnout by 2 p.m.

WIESBADEN – When the 20th German Bundestag is elected on Sunday, 26 September 2021, the Federal Returning Officer will announce the “voter turnout by 2 p.m. (intermediate result)” in the afternoon. The official provisional election result will be announced during election night.

“The intermediate voter turnout at 2 p.m. is determined on the basis of the turnout at selected polling stations and refers exclusively to voters casting their vote at polling stations on the Sunday of the election,” says Federal Returning Officer Georg Thiel. The voter turnout at 2 p.m. will presumably be available around 3.30 p.m., published in a press release and announced in the Reichstag building by the Federal Returning Officer. The figure does not include the votes cast by postal voters.

Where the media publish results after 6 p.m. on election day but before the official provisional election result has been announced by the Federal Returning Officer, these are forecasts and extrapolated results provided by private electoral research institutes. Forecasts are based on voter interviews conducted by the electoral research institutes after the voters have cast their votes. Extrapolations are based on the results of constituencies where the votes cast have already been counted in public.


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