Combining elections

The legislators in the Länder are solely responsible for combining elections to Länder parliaments with a parliamentary election at federal level (Bundestag or European elections). It is their responsibility to check whether the principles of formal equality and equal opportunities of the competing nominating bodies may be impaired by the fact that different elections are held at the same time. In state practice, an act or ordinance of the Land minister of the interior to combine elections or a decree forms the basis for holding an election at Land level together with an election to the Bundestag or the European Parliament.

Last update: 13 December 2019