Refreshment allowance

Holders of elective offices receive a refreshment allowance for their services. 35 euros are to be paid to the chairpersons of the electoral boards and electoral committees, and 25 euros to each other member.

The amounts paid may be higher or lower where Länder or municipalities determine the refreshment allowances.

In addition, expenses incurred for necessary travel are refunded for work outside the poll workers’ own polling districts.

Legal bases

Bundestag election:

Section 10 of the Federal Electoral Regulations (BWO)

European election:

Section 10 of the European Electoral Regulations (EuWO)

Last update: 18 September 2018