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Declaration of consent to being nominated

A candidate of a constituency nomination or on a Land list shall declare his or her consent to being nominated in writing on an official form and personally sign it by hand. This is to prevent a person from being nominated as a candidate without his or her consent, which would be a violation of the person’s right to privacy and the right to informational self-determination. Such declaration of consent to being nominated shall be irrevocable.

Legal bases

Bundestag election:

Sections 20, 27 of the Federal Elections Act (BWG)
Sections 34, 39 of the Federal Electoral Regulations (BWO)

European election:

Section 11 of the European Elections Act (EuWG)
Section 32 of the European Electoral Regulations (EuWO)

Last update: 1 August 2015