Regulation On The Use Of Voting Machines At Elections To The German Bundestag And The European Parliament Of The Federal Republic Of Germany

Original Language Title: Verordnung über den Einsatz von Wahlgeräten bei Wahlen zum Deutschen Bundestag und der Abgeordneten des Europäischen Parlaments aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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Regulation on the use of voting machines at elections to the German Bundestag and the European Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany (federal election equipment regulation - BWahlGV) BWahlGV Ausfertigung date: 03.09.1975 full quotation: "federal election equipment regulation by September 3, 1975 (BGBl. I S. 2459), most recently by article 1 of the Decree of 20 April 1999 (BGBl. I p. 749) is changed" stand: last amended by art. 1 V v. 20.4.1999 I 749 for details on the stand number you see in the menu see remarks footnote (+++ text detection from validity) : 15.11.1979 +++) heading: IdF d. Article 1 No. 1 V v. 20.4.1999 I 749 mWv 24.4.1999 BWahlGV: iVm in accordance with the formula in the decision with article 38 article 20 par. 1 and 2 GG incompatible REF. No. 1 & 2 d. BVerfGEntsch v. 13.3.2009; 2009 i 525-2 BvC 3/07, 2 BvC 4/07 - input formula on the basis of § 35 paragraph 3 and of article 52 of the federal electoral law as amended by the notice of September 1, 1975 (Bundesgesetzbl. I p. 2325) is prescribed in the agreement with the Federal Minister of economy: first section of official approval and permit the use of voting machines section 1 authorisation requirement mechanically or electrically operated including computer-controlled devices, which are used in elections of the release and counting of the vote (voting machines), may only be used in elections to the Bundestag, if approved their design and approved their use is.

§ 2 granting of type approval (1) the approval is granted for voting machines of a specific type by the Federal Ministry of the Interior on the manufacturer's request. By the type approval, it is determined that voting machines of a certain type to be used for elections to the Bundestag are general or suitable for individual elections. No right to permit the use of voting machines in an election can be derived from the type approval.
(2) the approval may be granted if the dialler complies with the directives for the design of voting machines after Appendix 1 after an examination made at the expense of the applicant by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt. The applicant is obliged to leave a pattern of the dialler and requested more documents the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt in addition to description, plan and manual, as well as to grant access to development and manufacturing processes.
(3) is a type approval has been granted, changes in the design and the technical characteristics of the electoral unit are permitted only proprietor (owner) if the Federal Ministry of the Interior after one at the expense of the applicant made examination by the physical technical Federal evidence, that the Dialer with the changes also meets the guidelines for the design of voting machines after Appendix 1. Paragraph 2 sentence 2 shall apply accordingly.
(4) there is reason to believe that in voting machines, for which a type approval has been granted, changes have been made, which have influence on the process of dispensing and counting the votes, without, that has been a new type approval applied for or submitted to a test result according to paragraph 3, the Federal Ministry of the Interior can check the relevant voting machines at the expense of the unit owners of the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt. The examination result is communicated to the manufacturer and the device owners.
(5) the Federal Ministry of the interior makes known the approval in the Federal Gazette.
(6) the approval of an electoral unit is issued, the holder of the approval must attach a statement of the identical of construction pattern identified with in the type approval according to paragraph 5, approved by the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (building equality statement) each DHD marketed.

Section 3 withdrawal, cancellation and withdrawal of type approval (1) that can Federal Ministry of the Interior the type approval take back if their issuance you have been conditions referred to not in section 2, paragraph 2, sentence 1.
(2) the approval expires for voting machines, on which or on parts of which changes have been made, have the influence on the process of dispensing and counting of the votes.
(3) the Federal Ministry of the Interior may withdraw the approval if the choice instrument type no longer corresponds to the legislation governing elections to the Bundestag. Revocation may also be pronounced if it subsequently transpires that the choice instrument type does not comply with the requirements of carrying out elections to the Bundestag.
(4) § 2 para 5 shall apply accordingly for the withdrawal, lapse and revocation of approval.

§ 4 approval of the use of voting machines (1) the use of voting machines with approved design requires before each election of approval. The Federal Ministry of the Interior decides on the use of voting machines of a certain type-approval after determination of election day. The approval also applies to by-elections, repeated elections and elections. She can be granted under conditions and associated conditions.
(2) the Federal Ministry of the Interior shall the Ministers/Senators of the countries the decision on the use of voting machines and makes them known in the Federal Gazette.
Second section holding the elections to the Bundestag and the European Parliament with voting machines § 5 applicability of the federal electoral code and of the European electoral code unless otherwise results from the provisions of this regulation, also apply to the use of voting machines the rules of the federal electoral code and the European elections Act.

§ 6 election notice of the Community authorities that has municipal authority in the election notice of article 48, paragraph 1 of the federal electoral code or article 41, paragraph 1, of the European electoral code also pointed out which constituencies voting machines be used. A picture of the side of choice, the voter can vote, to be attached in addition to device-specific presentation of election proposals (§ 8 para 2) is the imprint of the election notice in addition to the ballot.

§ 7 the municipal authorities may review the voting machines and permit the election Superintendent (1) on election day, only use voting machines that have been verified after determination of election day to hand of the operating instructions and maintenance instructions of the manufacturer or of the community and whose functioning has been determined. The proper operation of a computer-controlled choice appliance requires the use of external sources of data, which has to bear municipal authority for their proper use of concern.
(2) the district returning officer or his representative can check the voting machines provided by the municipal authorities to choose and external disk, rearrange the Elimination of defects or lock individual voting machines for use.
(3) in constituencies where voting machines are used, the municipal authorities has entrusted the head of choice and their deputies before the election with the voting machines to make and to instruct them in their operation.

§ 8 facilities of the selection board (1) the municipality authority passes the head of election before the Election Act except the items listed in paragraph 49 of the federal electoral code or § 42 of the European electoral code 1 the required voting machines with each corresponding keys and other accessories, 2. a picture of the side of choice, the voter can vote, in addition to device-specific presentation of election proposals and instructions on how to vote with the Dialer , 3. the required copies of the manual, 4. material for sealing each electoral unit and accessories, 5. a print of this regulation, 6 one building equality manufacturer's declaration according to § 2 para 6 (2) each DHD, in particular all settings and devices, must be when proper for the start of an election and be the official ballot according to labeled, with the possibility of tax of invalid votes must be noted.

§ 9 choice cell (1) is each DHD in choosing cell to set up so that each voter can cast his votes unobserved.
(2) the device-specific presentation of nominations for elections is arranged so, that resulting from seen to election proposals for the votes of the voters are left or top.

Opening the Election Act (1) the Election Committee is section 10 before the start of voting fixed, that a 1 matches the contents of the device-specific presentation of election proposals with the official ballot, 2. his voice can give a picture of the side of choice, where the voters, are suspended in addition to device-specific presentation of election proposals and instructions on how to vote with the Dialer in the election area, 3 are all counting and storage devices for voting to zero or are deleted , 4 not required counting and storage devices are closed for voting and 5 containers intended for the recording of choice brands are empty, as far as choice brands are used in the operation of the appliance.
(2) the head of the election closes the required dialling device or its counting and storage devices. A use of the key is up to the conclusion of the Election Act are not allowed, except when the dialler must be brought to the purposes of the continuation of the vote without the risk of becoming known or deletion of already votes in accordance with instructions in a ground state. This also applies to the tanks intended for the recording of choice brands. The key for the DHD or the counting and storage devices are be kept separately by the election Chief and other members of the selection board until the end of the Election Act.

§ 11 the sections 56 and 58 of the federal electoral code or the articles 49 and 51 of the European electoral code with the provisions referred to in the paragraphs 2 to 5 apply vote and notice on voting (1) for the vote on the voting machines.
(2) after entering the room of choice goes to the voters on the table of the Electoral Board and called his name. Here he imagines the election notice. Upon request, he has to have on his person.
(3) if the Secretary has found the name of the selector in the electoral roll, the votes, the head of the election or the election Board member appointed by releases the devices to vote if the previous voters leaves the selection cell. After the release goes to the voters in the election cell and gives his vote (s). At the same time, the Secretary in the electoral roll noted voting in the column provided for this purpose. Always same column must be used for the same election. The Election Committee shall ensure that only a voter, and that only as long as is necessary is in the selection cell.
(4) the head of the election or the election Board member appointed by checks on hand of the control devices, whether the voter has selected and the devices to vote are then again locked. Stops the voting, the voting record on the electoral roll is to delete and be entered in the column remarks "Non-voters" or "N". The delivery of the first or of the second vote, does not fire in elections, not abgegebene voice shall be considered invalid. Via this not minus first and second votes is to lead a counting list.
(5) a dialling device during the election malfunctions appear in, which can be fixed without risk of premature becoming known or deletion of already votes, the Election Committee can resolve such errors according to operating instructions. On a device of choice during the election errors occur that can be resolved in accordance with operating instructions easily, and not without danger for the disclosure or deletion of votes already, so the election Board can decide the continuation of the vote with another choice device if this is possible without significant delay and without jeopardizing the secrecy of choice. Any disturbance of a DHD or the continuation of the vote with other selection device is to be noted in the minutes of the election. § 8 paragraph 2 and article 10 shall apply. Otherwise, the choice with ballots is under the General rules to continue. In this case is to disable a dialling device against any more votes and, unless they can be undone, to seal the lock.

§ 12 after closure of the Election Act each DHD or the memory of votes against any more voting to block conclusion of the Election Act who has head of choice and, unless this can be reversed, to seal the lock.

§ 13 census of voters before reading the individual displays of the vote counted from an election device are for determining the number of voters the number of voting notices in the electoral roll and the number of the collected ballots counted together. Then, read the displayed total numbers for the first and second votes on any used device of choice and the resulting from the count list numbers of not minus first and second votes (§ 11 paragraph 4 sentence 3 and 4) each added. A difference between the number of voting notices including the collected ballot papers and the first established pursuant to sentence 2 and second votes, even after repeated count this is so in the choice minutes note, and, as far as possible, to explain.

§ Adds displayed on any used device of choice or printed numbers 14 counting of votes (1) the Secretary order the counting control confirmations of option writing, as far as is not an expression of himself as count indication to use.
(2) the counting of the votes in accordance with the provisions of point 3 of annex 2 or 3 (3) the head of the election or the election Board member appointed by establishes the number of issued issued the voting machines 1 total votes, 2 overall second votes, 3 for each candidate then by loud reading of the individual displays votes (votes), 4 for each country list votes (second votes) , 5 votes invalid first and second votes.
In the order, you will noticed the votes for the elections to the European Parliament. The other members of the selection board convinced of the correctness of this statement and its transmission in the minutes of the election.
(4) the votes invalid first and second votes (paragraph 3 sentence 1 No. 5) are § 11 paragraph 4 sentence 3 in the count list listed according to add invalid votes.
(5) the sum of the individual counting results does not match the displayed number of total votes, the Election Committee has to be noted in the minutes of the election and to represent the diversity with the help of the control device of the electoral unit and the operating instructions.
(6) (lapsed) section 15 is choice minutes (1) of the Election Act, the determination and the determination of the election results by the Secretary after the pattern to create a transcript of choice Appendix 2 or 3. The minutes shall be approved by the members of the selection board, and be signed by them. A member of the election Board denied the signature, the reason is so for this in the choice minutes note. Decisions according to § 11 para 5 and § 56 para 7 of federal election regulations or section 49, paragraph 7, of the European electoral code, as well as decisions concerning defects in the Electoral Act, and in determining the election's outcome are to be noted in the minutes of the election. The choice minutes shall be accompanied by: 1 counting list for a non minus first or second votes (§ 11 paragraph 4 sentence 3 and 4), 2. ballots, which the Election Committee particularly has decided (§ 59 of the federal electoral code or article 52 of the European election procedure) and 3rd count control confirmations or the results printed out by a DHD (§ 14 para 1).
(2) the election by ballot continues (§ 11 par. 5), a special election held is this according to the pattern of plant 28 of the federal electoral code or system 25 of the European election procedure to record. The transcript of choice is referred to in paragraph 1 to complete after the conclusion of the Election Act; your result is to take over in the transcript of the election pursuant to sentence 1.
(3) after the discovery of the election results is to close each DHD and seal. Devices or removable parts store where a release in the closed state is not possible, the sealing and marking of the container, in which there are the key or voice memory is sufficient.

§ 16 the Election Committee has finished its work passing and custody of the ballots and the voting machines (1), so the election head of the municipal office 1 is the voting machines in addition to keys and accessories, 2. the electoral roll, and 3. that him otherwise available provided items and materials, 4. the captured selection notifications back and handed her the choice minutes with annexes as well as the collected ballots from.
(2) election head, municipal authorities and County election have to ensure that the used voting machines or votes taken out memory and the choice minutes with annexes are up to the abolition of locking and sealing the used voting machines or the removed votes store unauthorized not accessible.

§ 17 determination of the election result in the constituency (1) arising concerns against the regularity of the election business, determining election results or the choice minutes has become the district returning officer himself or through a representative prior to determining the election's outcome by the District Election Committee of the match of the displayed or printable counting results with the entries in the election held in the presence of at least two witnesses to verify and certify this in the minutes of the election. Then, the devices or the memory of the votes are back to seal. Article 15, paragraph 3, sentence 2 shall apply accordingly.
(2) the district returning officer has to check the decision in the cases of § 14 para 4 of the Election Committee. The District Election Committee may decide, by way of derogation from the decision of the selection board. He noted in the minutes of the meeting of the District Election Committee unresolved concerns.
(3) to determine the outcome of the elections, the national electoral Director may admit that the locking and sealing the voting machines or the memory of the votes be lifted if the counting results of voting machines for a floating test procedure of importance can be.

Article 18 transitional provision
The approval in the context of the respective registration Decree of the Federal Ministry of the Interior considered for voting machines of a type that already in 1994 has been approved for the elections to the 14th German Bundestag or European elections, general elections to the German Bundestag or European elections given. § 8 para. 1 No. 6 is not applicable on these voting machines.

Article 19 (fallen away) article 20 this regulation into force shall on the day after the announcement.

Appendix 1 (to section 2) guidelines for the design of voting machines site of the original text: BGBl. I 1999, 753-755 content A scope B requirements for the type 1 identification 2 technical design 2.1 construction 2.2 capacity 2.3 durability, reliability 2.4 retroactivity freedom 2.5 power supply 2.6 transport and storage 3 operation 3.1 functional principle, usage type 3.2 checking and error display 3.3 representation of the election proposals, controls 3.4 votes storage , Counting and display 3.5 blocking and backup 3.6 distribution of votes 3.7 ergonomics, ease of use 4 manual(Multilanguage) A scope a DHD, which serves the release and counting of the votes referred to in paragraph 1, has the following characteristics to the holding of elections.
Representation of the election proposals in accordance with ballots, the operation to choose from and one vote or the identification and operation for the delivery of one invalid vote,
Registration each selected by the voters of the election proposals or marked as invalid and the voice.
automatic counting of total votes with corresponding display.
automatic counting of votes sorted after the election proposals or marked invalid votes with indication of the counting result.
automatic storage of the votes until they are deleted by user.
other properties only insofar as they are directly related with the election.
First and second vote for elections can all be used separately (also) to two voting machines of same type. Second votes given on the same electoral unit can store associated to the given Erststimme.
B requirements for the type 1 identifying the design of the electoral unit and the associated to the design components of the election are suitable identifiable including the test documents. These include:.
Nameplates.
Unique identification of the installed software when rinsing device of choice.
Test documentation: - Specifications, pictures, - manual(Multilanguage), - design documentation (including software), - function descriptions (including software), program documentation (including program development), - commented source code, - running program.
2 technical design 2.1 construction the dialler complies with the General State of the art in its design and is constructed in accordance with the rules of technology recognized for systems with serious consequences for misconduct (high criticality).
The DHD is designed so that a change of technical building and remains not gone unnoticed with computer-controlled devices of also the installed software by unauthorized third parties.
2.2 load device consists of the election in all parts of materials and technical properties of sufficient capacity and sufficient immutability against environmental influences, so that it is sufficiently resistant to the influences that are sufficiently secured, as well as against the use, transport or during storage occurring during proper use wear and tear and shape change. This applies to be mechanical, climatic and electromagnetic environmental effects 1).
2.3 the dialler can be maintaining sufficient durability, reliability, maintenance and protected storage offers a long service life. The functions of the electoral unit be maintained at to be mechanical, climatic and electromagnetic environmental effects, problems in energy supply, under normal use and errors in the operation and get the votes.
The dialler perturbation-free works 2.4 components when connecting not to type non-retroactivity freedom. The same applies if a simultaneous implementation of several types of independent choice is provided.
2.5 energy supply an electric-powered dialler is secured against short term power failure or voltage drop and remains operational during an extended power cut by using a spare power source or through mechanical operation. The dialler is fitted with a suitable connection for a replacement power source (such as emergency power generator, batteries or battery).
The energy consumption is so low that the operational readiness of the electoral unit at least for a period of thirteen hours in operation with a suitable replacement power source without replacement is maintained.
2.6 transport and storage the dialler can be well transported and protected kept in appropriate packaging.
3 operation 3.1 functional principle, use the following requirements shall apply mutatis mutandis in the simultaneous implementation of a nationwide election with another option.
The DHD is designed so that a voter can submit only one vote or only a first and a second vote for federal elections or each one invalid vote.
The sequence of operation for the selection of the first and the second vote from the nominations is not dictated by the dialler.
The submission of the initial and the second vote via a common control device can be disconnected operation for selection and distribution of the vote.
3.2 checking and error display allows the dialling device when you turn control of its functionality, at an electronic device of choice by automatic function indicators.
The dialler supports displaying function error occurs during the election his components that compromise proper use or make it impossible, if necessary and to enable error diagnosis.
3.3 representation of the election proposals, controls the DHD and the operating range for the voters are optically neutral.
All information contained on the official ballot, can be clearly affixed to the front of the device of choice, for example in horizontal or vertical order.
For each proposal, a vote can be cast for the, a delimited field with clearly associated control device to select of voting exists. Also, a field with control device is intended for marking to submit of a respective invalid first or second vote.
The controls for selecting the voting are numbered. The counting results displayed for each proposal the controls are clearly arranged and numbered in the same way. The same applies to labelling for one invalid vote and its counting result.
The number of fields usable with the corresponding controls is as large as election proposals (Bundestag election: constituency candidate for the Erststimme or country lists of each party for the second vote; in the European elections: candidate lists of each party or political association) be approved generally for a choice.
3.4 votes storage, counting and display of the dialler can so many votes are received and registered as voters tend to vote at a polling station are provided.
The counting of the votes is done in such a way that alone following counting results are automatically calculated and displayed by the DHD or two voting machines of same type: 1 the number of all issued including the votes marked as invalid, 2 the number of all issued including the second votes marked as invalid, 3. the number of the first votes marked as invalid, 4 the number of the second votes marked as invalid , 5. any number of votes given for each constituency candidates, 6 any number of second votes given for the individual country lists.
The same applies for the number of votes cast for a European election.
The counting of votes cast for each election proposal, the invalid votes and the total votes is done completely, clearly and correctly. Voices is stored in the way multiple (redundant), that lost with certainly not given voice and thus the count with high reliability are taken correctly.
Before, during and after the election the number of total votes is if necessary after first and second votes, can be read for the Election Committee at any time from outside.
A reading of the number is not possible for a nomination or the invalid votes in the secured State during the election. The result of the vote is directly readable by a special Act and is kept unchanged.
The choice device guarantees the secrecy of the vote. From any device or facility can be seen as a voter has voted. The issue of anonymously stored votes after the result reading evaluation outside of the electoral unit is allowed.
3.5 revocation and backup
Before the election, all counting and memory contents for the vote registration can be deleted. That this happened is easily controllable.
Before the election, the effect can exactly those controls, which are not required to choose of the voting for the election proposals, to be blocked for the duration of the entire electoral process.
Before the election, the election unit against any intervention, especially against a delivery and storage of voice and against reading, Edition and deletion of registered voices, through multiple lock (at least two locks with different closure) can be secured.
From the ground state secured in this way, the dialler for the holding of elections in operation can be taken, that only one of the selection board with regard to each individual voter can be controlled dispensing and storage of votes.
After the election can be blocked the delivery and storage of voices and the readout and output of the counting result released, while blocking to prevent a deletion of registered votes, until it will be unlocked separately.
3.6 distribution of votes the controls of the dialler can be only used by the voters if the Election Committee has released the voting. After the release, alone the selection and delivery of votes allowed for a voter is possible up to the voices registry. After registration of the voting, the election unit locks again automatically. The release can be taken back after a reasonable period of time for the case that the voter has cast no vote, by a special Act of the election Board, so that the device is again locked. The release and locking of the device are recognizable (for example, by sound and/or light signals) for the Election Committee.
The voting runs in two phases, so that the voters can review selected, intended voting after the first phase (for example, two handles or turn a pressure point).
The selection is immediately recognizable after voting by a sound or light signal or a character appearing on the electoral unit that registered his vote and the barrel blocking device is again effective. The character goes out again, as soon as voting is completed.
3.7 ergonomics, ease of use the dialler is ergonomically designed, that it can be operated from below average talented voters without major problems.
Control actions of the selector are no error messages, but if any notes to the outline.
Operating actions, errors and deliberate intervention in - with the exception of violent or removed using special tools - have no malfunctions or even damage resulted.
4 manual(Multilanguage) are attached to the Dialer:
a suitable instruction with the following content: 1. installation and commissioning, 2. preparation for a choice: settings, backup and locks, functional checks, 3. operation by the election Board before, during and after the vote, 4. instructions for voting the voters, 5. malfunction: ads and possible actions, 6 storage and transport, 7 maintenance and maintenance, 8 technical data to use (option types, maximum number of voters, and maximum number of nominations for parliamentary elections or elections) and ambient conditions ,
.
a short guide for the Election Committee and.
a guide to voting with representation of the instruction page for the selection and operation information to choose of the election proposals and submission of vote (s).
---1) specification for loads and errors of mechanical type (vibration, free fall, drop test, drip water resistance in the service area), climatic type (operating and storage temperature, humidity) and electromagnetic type (static discharge, constant, and alternating fields) can be found in technical standards.

Appendix 2 (§ 14 para 2 and § 15 para 1 sentence 1) site of the original text: Federal Law Gazette I 1999, 756-761 community... Constituency (name or number)...
Kreis ......................... )) 1) General constituency constituency... )) 1) special election district land... - transcript of this choice is I I on the last page of I I all members of the I I of election Board to I I sign. I - choice of the election with voting machines in the election to the German Bundestag held on most...
1. Election Committee the election had appeared for the constituency of the Election Committee: - I family name I first name I function I where to sleep-I I 1. I .................. I as election Manager I I 2. I .................. I I I I I Deputy I I I I choice head I I 3. I .................. I as a Secretary I I 4. I .................. I members I I 5. I .................. I members I I 6. I .................. I members I I 7. I .................. I members I - in place of (r) not published - fancy 2) Mitglieds(er) of the election Board was appointed the head of the election the (the) following present - called cause - voters shoes games of the selection board and instructed him (them) on their obligation to the unbiased perception of their Office and to maintain secrecy about them at their official activity known issues there: - I family name I first name I time I where to sleep-I I 1... I .................. I ................. I
I 2. ................... I .................. I ................. I
I 3. ................... I .................. I ................. I
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I 1. ................... I .................. I ................. I
I 2. ................... I .................. I ................. I
I 3. ................... I .................. I ................. I - 2nd choice action 2.1 of the election Chief opened the Election Act, that he the other members of the selection board on their commitment to impartial exercise of their duties and to maintain secrecy about the them at their official activity known Affairs pointed out. He taught them about their tasks.
Imprints of the federal election law, the federal electoral code and the federal election equipment regulation existed inside the choice. A picture of the side of choice, the voter can make his vote (s), in addition to device-specific presentation of election proposals and instructions on how to vote with the Dialer were hung in the room of choice.
2.2 the selection Board noted that the dialling device type...
Serial number. ... for the votes and 2) the dialling device type...
Serial number. ... for the second votes 2) - which was in good condition, - was the official ballot according to labeled, - all counting and storage devices for voting to zero or deleted were - containers intended for the recording of choice brands were empty 2) and do not need counting and storage devices for voting were locked 2).
Then each used device of choice or its counting and storage devices has been closed by the head of the election. The election Chief and another Member of the selection Board took the dish separately until the end of the election act in custody.
2.3 raised so that voters could make their vote (s) unattended, was that (the) voting machines in the dial - a - choice cell - in an adjoining room, which was accessible only from the choice room and its receiving overlooks the table of out of the election Board could be - 2).
2.4 with the voting was to... Uhr ............... Minutes started.
2.5
Before the vote, the election Chief adjusted the electoral roll according to the directory of the subsequently issued ballots by wore marked "Ballot" or the letter "W" in the name of voters sided with election certificates in the column for the voting. The election Chief corrected the numbers of the conclusion certificate of the municipal authority; This correction has been signed by him 2).
The election Chief corrected later accordingly) the electoral roll and the corresponding completion certificate, taking into account the ballots issued on the pre-election on ill voters, 2.
2.6 the Election Committee was not informed of the invalidity of choice tickets 2).
The selection board was of the... informed that following ballot paper invalidated has been declared (are): (name and family name of the owner of the ballot paper and ballot no.) 2)...
2.7 during the election action checked the election supervisor or a member of the election Board to hand of the control devices given by him, whether voters have cast two votes and the voting devices were then again locked. Providing both voices, unfinished the voting notice in the electoral roll has been painted and entered in the column for remarks "Non-voters" or "N". A counting list was led about the not given first and second votes. The scorekeeper recorded each not given voice in the eligible list of counting.
2.8 during the Election Act came on - the - Wahlgerät(en) type... Serial number on... following malfunctions that could be fixed according to operating instructions easily, and not without danger for the disclosure or deletion of votes already:... and who to... Watch this led, that on resolution of the selection board to select the dialling device type... Be gone over Fabrik-Nr.... had 2) 3).
The findings were reviewed according to paragraph 2.2.
During the election, type entered on the - the Wahlgerät(en)... Serial No.... following malfunctions on the to... (Watch this led the ballot box choice had to be taken at over 2) 4):...
2.9 special incidents were during the election - apart from those mentioned under 2.8 - not 2).
As special incidents were - apart from those mentioned under 2.8 - 2) (E.g. rejection by voters in the cases of § 56 paragraph 7 and section 59 of the Federal Electoral Code):...
The details records were made and as plants no.... until no.... added.
2.10 at 6: 00, the head of the election announced the end of the election period. After that, only the voters present in the election were admitted to voting. The access to the room of choice was blocked as long as, until the last of the present voters had cast his votes. Then, the public has been restored.
Um ............... Uhr ............... The election Chief said the choice for closed minutes. He locked any voting machines or the counting and storage devices 2) immediately more voting against each and sealed blocking.
3. identification and determination of the election result in the constituency of 3.1 identification and assessment of the outcome of the elections were made in the aftermath of the vote and without interruption under the direction of the choice of the head / Deputy of head of choice. 2) 3.2 a) initially the voting notices registered on the electoral roll have been counted.
The census revealed... Endorsements.
---- b) by ballot I B 1 I, I am I have chosen... People - I of corresponding I c) total number of - I place in I voters - a) and b) - I section 4 I together -... People I B I I entered. I --d) then that were read total displayed numbers for the first and second votes on which (the) Wahlgerät(en).
The reading showed type for DHD... Serial No.... given votes, election unit type... Serial No.... given second votes.
(e) from the the not given first and second votes counting lists arose following numbers: -... as invalid applied votes, I C 2-I -,-... as invalid valid second votes. I E I 2 - f) total number of votes (d) and e) together):...
Total number of second votes (d) and e) together):... g) the total number of c) agreed each to the total number () 1) the votes and the second votes from f) match.
The total number of c) was... larger - smaller 2) - () 1) as the total number of votes from f).
The total number of c) was... larger - smaller 2) - () 1) as the total number of second votes from f).
The difference that turned out even with repeated count, can be explained by the following:...
3.3 now were released that (the) voting machines for counting.
That was a member of the selection board which set (s) Wahlgerät(en) displayed or printed out following figures who wore it in the following counting control confirmations: a) dialling device type... Serial No....
No.... the display number at the end – not by the Election Act Electoral Committee to fill -... The match... the information on the... Anzeigen mit
...................... ................... nebenstehenden
...................... ................... Will certify count kontrollvermerken.......
...................... ................... That's (the) voting machines...... (are) for testing again...... sealed -...... closed and... the containers with... the keys -... Voices save sealed 2)...... - been.
...................... ................... ......., den ....... 19..
...................... ................... (Ort)
...................... ................... ....................
...................... ................... (Kreiswahlleiter
...................... ................... oder Beauftragter)
...................... ................... ....................
...................... ................... (erster Zeuge)
...................... ................... ....................
...................... ................... (zweiter Zeuge) b) dialling device type... Serial No....
Nr. .... der Anzeigen Zahl bei Schluß der
Wahlhandlung
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3.4 then set the head of choice - a member of the election Board 2 given by the head of the election) - fixed by loud reading of the individual displays the number of the primary vote total votes on the voting machines 1, 2. overall the second votes, 3 for each candidate votes (votes), 4 for each country list votes (second votes), 5 votes invalid first and second votes.
The other members of the selection board were convinced of the correctness of this statement and its transmission in the transcript of this choice.
3.5 the results contained in the below section 4 of the election transcript was determined by the selection board as a result of the election in the electoral district and orally announced by the head of the election.
4. election results - I mnemonics for the figures I 5) - people
I A 1 I eligible voters according to electoral roll - without restriction 'W' (ballot) 6)... - I A 2 I eligible voters according to electoral roll - with restriction 'W' (ballot) 6)... - I A 1 + A 2 I In the electoral roll, total - registered voters 6)... - I B I voters as a whole (see above 3.2 c)... - - I B 1 I including voters with ballot - (see above 3.2 b)... - I outcome of the election in the constituency I I (votes) I 7) 9) - - I C 1 I am the DHD of a bgegebene - invalid votes......
(Number of display) - I C 2 I after the count list as - invalid applied votes... - - I C I invalid votes -... - I D I valid votes - a total......
(Nummer der
Anzeige)
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I Von den gültigen I I I
I Erststimmen entfielen I I I
I auf den Bewerber I I I
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I I I I
I I Erststimmen I Nummer der Anzeige I
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I D 2 I 2. .................... ............ .............
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I D 3 I 3. .................... ............ .............
-(Pre - and family - name of the applicant, as well as short term of the party / at another district election proposal the password - ballots - according to), etc.
---I result of election according to country lists I I (second votes) I 8) 9) - - I E 1 I am given from the DHD - invalid second votes...
(Number of display) - I E 2 I after the count list as - invalid valid second votes... - - I E I invalid second votes -... - I F I valid second votes - a total......
(Nummer der
Anzeige)
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I Von den gültigen I I I
I Zweitstimmen entfielen I I I
I auf die Landesliste der I I I
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I I I I
I I Zweitstimmen I Nummer der Anzeige I
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I F 3 I 3. .................... ............ .............
-(Short name - the party - according to ballot), etc.
Together...
5. 5.1 the identification and assessment of the election results were final of determining election results be reported as specific incidents (E.g. clarification of the difference of the sum of the individual counting results and the displayed number of total votes - § 14 para 5 federal election equipment Regulation): 2)...
In this context, the election Board took following decisions: 2)...
5.2 the (s) member (s) of the selection board...
(VOR-und Familienname) a new count of 10 beantragte(n) before signing the minutes of election) of the vote, because...
(State of the reasons)
Then, the counting process (see sections 3.2 to 3.4) was reviewed. The election result contained in section 4 of the minutes of election for the electoral district - I I 1) with the same result again found - - I I 1) corrected 11)- and verbally announced by the head of the election.
5.3 after determining the election's outcome were each used DHD closed and sealed - closed and 2 sealed containers with the keys / dem (the) voices save). The count list for the applicable as invalid votes were by the scorekeeper and choice head signed and are... attached as plant No.... No..
5.4 the election result from section 4 was on the form for the quick message 12) transfer and phone on as fast as possible - (specifying the delivery)... - 2) to... delivered.
5.5 during the election, at least three during the discovery and observation of the election results were at least five members of the election Board, including each of the election Chief and the Secretary or their deputies, present.
5.6 the Election Act, the identification and the determination of the election result were public.
5.7 preceding transcript has been approved by the members of the selection board and signed by them.
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(Place)
The head of the election the other associate members... 1. ..............................
Der Stellvertreter 2. ..............................
............................... 3. ..............................
Der Schriftführer 4. ..............................
...............................
5.8 the (s) member (s) of the selection board...
(First and surname) verweigerte(n) the signature under the choice minutes because...
(State of the reasons) 5.9 after the conclusion of the election business the Election Committee gave most...,... Watch, the Commissioner of the municipal office 1 these choice minutes with the fact recorded plants, 2. the (the) voting machines or the (the) herausgenommene(n) out voices memory 2) in addition to keys and accessories, 3. the electoral roll, 4. the collected ballots, as far as they are not the choice minutes attached, 5. all documents and other items provided to him by the municipality.
Der Wahlvorsteher
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By the Commissioner of the municipal authority was the choice minutes with all facilities is recorded, the package with the packaged and sealed bills of choice, as well as the (s) shall be required under no. 5.3 voting machines or the (the) voices memory most...,... Watch for completeness checks and taken over.
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(Signature of the representative of the municipal authority)
Caution: it is to ensure that the choice minutes with annexes, the dialler or votes taken out, memory 2) as well as
the packages with the other documents unauthorized are not accessible.
---1) tick the appropriate box.
(2) delete if not applicable.
(3) the election must continue only with another choice device if this is possible without significant delay and without jeopardizing the secrecy of choice. In this case, the findings 2.2 for the replacement are carried out. This is under 2.6 with the words: "The findings after 2.2 have been reviewed." Note.
4) the choice will be continued according to the General regulations with ballots, to block a dialling device against any further voting and to seal the lock. The minutes of the election is completed according to Appendix 2 after the conclusion of the Election Act. Their results are transferred to the to be recorded on the ballot box choice choice transcript. The transcript of choice is added the choice minutes pursuant to sentence 2 pursuant to sentence 3.
(5) election records and declaration forms are matched. The individual figures of the election results are to enter in the quick message when the same letters, they are referred to in the minutes of the election.
– – – 6) the figures for the lines I A 1 I, I A 2 I and I A 1 + A 2-I - - - see the corrected certificate of completion of the Select Directory.
---- 7) I C sum 1 I + I D I need with the number of primary votes in 3.2 d) - match.
---- 8) I sum 1 I E + I F I must match the number of second votes in 3.2 d) - match.
------------9) the sum of I is true C 1 I + I D I or I E 1 I + I F I – – – – not with the numbers in 3.2 d), so discrepancies exist, that to educate is by the Electoral Committee with the control device of the dialler (§ 14 para 4 of the federal election equipment Regulation).
(10) If no recount has taken place, is to delete the entire section 5.2.
(11) the corrected numbers are marked in section 4 with a different color or in some other way. Old numbers do not delete or erase.
(12) following the pattern of plant 28 to the federal election rules.

Appendix 3 (§ 14 para 2 and § 15 para 1 sentence 1) site of the original text: Federal Law Gazette I 1999, 762-766 community... Constituency (name or number)...
Kreis ......................... )) 1) general election district land... )) 1) special electoral district - i transcript of this choice is I I on the last page of I I all members of the I I of election Board to I I sign. I - choice of the election with voting machines in the election to the European Parliament held on the...
1. Election Committee the election had appeared for the constituency of the Election Committee: - I family name I first name I function I where to sleep-I I 1. I .................. I as election Manager I I 2. I .................. I I I I I Deputy I I I I choice head I I 3. I .................. I as a Secretary I I 4. I .................. I members I I 5. I .................. I members I I 6. I .................. I members I I 7. I .................. I members I - in place of (r) not published - fancy 2) Mitglieds(er) of the election Board was appointed the head of the election the (the) following present - called cause - voters shoes games of the selection board and instructed him (them) on their obligation to the unbiased perception of their Office and to maintain secrecy about them at their official activity known issues there: - I family name I first name I time I where to sleep-I I 1... I .................. I ................. I
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I 3. ................... I .................. I ................. I - 2nd choice action 2.1 of the election Chief opened the Election Act, that he the other members of the selection board on their commitment to impartial exercise of their duties and to maintain secrecy about the them at their official activity known Affairs pointed out. He taught them about their tasks.
Templates imprints of the elections Act, of federal election law, the European elections regulation and federal election device regulation in the selection area. A picture of the side of choice, at the voter can cast his vote, in addition to device-specific presentation of election proposals and instructions on how to vote with the Dialer were hung in the room of choice.
2.2 the selection Board noted that the dialling device type... Fabrik-Nr.... - was in good condition, - was the official ballot according to labeled -, all counting and storage devices for voting to zero or deleted were - containers intended for the recording of choice brands were empty 2) and do not need counting and storage devices for voting were locked 2).
Then each used device of choice or its counting and storage devices has been closed by the head of the election. The election Chief and another Member of the selection Board took the dish separately until the end of the election act in custody.
2.3 so that voters could cast their ballot unattended, was the choice device in the dial - a - choice cell - an adjoining room which was accessible only from the choice room and its receiving the table of out of the election Board could be overlooked - 2).
2.4 with the voting was to... Uhr ............... Minutes started.
2.5 prior to the vote, the election Chief adjusted the electoral roll according to the directory of the subsequently issued ballots by wore marked "Ballot" or the letter "W" in the name of voters sided with election certificates in the column for the voting. The election Chief corrected the numbers of the conclusion certificate of the municipal authority; This correction has been signed by him 2).
The election Chief corrected later accordingly) the electoral roll and the corresponding completion certificate, taking into account the ballots issued on the pre-election on ill voters, 2.
2.6 the Election Committee was not informed of the invalidity of choice tickets 2).
The selection board was of the... informed that following ballot paper invalidated has been declared (are): (name and family name of the owner of the ballot paper and ballot no.) 2)...
2.7 during the election, the election supervisor or appointed by Member of the election Board to hand of the control devices checked whether voters had cast its votes and the voting devices were then again locked. Providing the voice, unfinished the voting record on the electoral roll has been painted and entered in the column for remarks "Non-voters" or "N".
2.8 during the Election Act on the dialler following malfunction occurred that could be fixed according to operating instructions easily, and not without danger for the disclosure or deletion of votes already:... and who to... Watch this led, that on resolution of the selection board to select the dialling device type... Be gone over Fabrik-Nr.... had 2) 3).
The findings were reviewed according to paragraph 2.2.
During the election, following malfunction occurred on the DHD, the to... (Watch this led the ballot box choice had to be taken at over 2) 4):...
2.9 special incidents were during the election - apart from those mentioned in section 2.8 - not 2).
As special incidents were - apart from those mentioned under 2.8 - 2) (E.g. rejection by voters in the cases of § 49 paragraph 7 and article 52 of the European electoral code):...
The details records were made and as plants no.... until no.... added.
2.10 to... Watch the election Chief announced the end of the election period. After that, only the voters present in the election were admitted to voting. The access to the room of choice was blocked as long as, until the last of the present voters had cast his votes. Then, the public has been restored.
Um ............... Uhr ............... The election Chief said the choice for closed minutes. He locked each DHD or the counting and storage devices 2) immediately for more voting against each and sealed blocking.
3. identification and determination of the election result in the constituency 3.1 were the identification and assessment of the outcome of the elections in the aftermath of the vote and without interruption under the direction of the election of the head / Deputy of head of choice of 2) made.
3.2 a) initially the voting notices registered on the electoral roll have been counted.
The census revealed... Endorsements.
---- b) by ballot I B 1 I, I am I have chosen... People - I of corresponding I c) total number of - I place in I voters - a) and b) - I section 4 I together -... People I B I I entered. I --d) then the number total displayed on the device of choice for the vote was read.
The reading revealed... votes.
e) () 1) the total number of c) agreed with the total number of votes from d) match.
)) 1) the total number of c) was... greater - less - 2) as the total number of votes from d).
The difference that turned out even with repeated count, declared for the following reasons: 2).........
3.3 the Secretary transferred from the - corrected 2) - certificate of completion of the voters list the number of voters in section 4 letters I A 1 + A 2 I of the choice minutes.
3.4 now released the choice device for counting. A member of the selection Board noted the displayed on the DHD or printed out following figures wore it in the below counter indication: DHD type... Serial No....
No.... the display number at the end – not by the Election Act Electoral Committee to fill -... The match... the information on the... Viewing with adjacent............ Will certify... counting kontrollvermerken.
...................... ................... The DHD is...... after testing again... sealed -...... closed and... the container with...... the keys -...... Voices save sealed 2)...... - been.
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...................... ................... ....................
...................... ................... (Kreiswahlleiter
...................... ................... oder Beauftragter)
...................... ................... ....................
...................... ................... (erster Zeuge)
...................... ................... ....................
...................... ................... (zweiter Zeuge) 3.5 then turned the head of choice - a member of the election Board 2 given by the head of the election) - fixed by loud reading of the individual displays the number of invalid votes for the DHD 1 total votes, 2 votes for each proposal, 3.
The other members of the selection board were convinced of the correctness of this statement and its transmission in the transcript of this choice.
3.6 then surrendered the following election results for the electoral district, which was orally announced by the head of the election.
4. election results - I mnemonics for the figures I 5) - - I A 1 I eligible voters according to electoral roll - without restriction 'W' (ballot) 6)... - I A 2 I eligible voters according to electoral roll - with restriction 'W' (ballot) 6)... - I A 1 + 2 A I on the electoral roll as a whole - registered voters 6)... - I B I voters as a whole (cf. 3.2 c))... - - I B 1 I including voters with ballot - (cf. 3.2 b))... - I C I 7) invalid votes...... -. (Number of display)
Of the valid votes cast election proposals in the I accounted for on the election proposals - I vote I number of the display I I in the ballot I I I I listed I I I I I order I I I short name and I I I I password I I - I - I I I D 1 I 1. I ............ I ..................
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I I 5 5.1 in the investigation and determination of the election results were final of determining election results be reported as specific incidents (E.g. clarification of the difference of the sum of the individual counting results and the displayed number of total votes - § 14 para 5 federal election equipment Regulation): 2)...
In this context, the election Board took following decisions: 2)...
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5.2 the (s) member (s) of the selection board...
(VOR-und Familienname) a new count of 8 beantragte(n) before signing the minutes of election) of the vote, because...
(State of the reasons)
Then, the counting process (cf. section 3.5) was reviewed.
The election result contained in section 4 of the minutes of election for the electoral district - I I 1) with the same result again found - - I I 1) corrected 9)- and verbally announced by the head of the election.
5.3 after determining the election's outcome was the election unit closed and sealed - closed and 2 sealed containers with the keys / dem (the) voices save). The count list for the applicable as invalid votes was by the scorekeeper and choice head signed and is... attached as attachment number.
5.4 the election result from section 4 has been transferred to the form for fast reporting and call on as fast as possible - by... - 2) to... delivered.
(Specifying the delivery) 5.5 during the election always three, during the discovery and observation of the election results were at least five members of the election Board, including each of the election Chief and the Secretary or their deputies, present.
5.6 the Election Act, the identification and the determination of the election result were public.
5.7 preceding transcript has been approved by the members of the selection board and signed by them.
...................., den .......... 19...
(Place)
The head of the election the other associate members... 1. ..............................
Der Stellvertreter 2. ..............................
............................... 3. ..............................
Der Schriftführer 4. ..............................
...............................
5.8 the (s) member (s) of the selection board...
(VOR-und Familienname) verweigerte(n) the signature under the choice minutes because 2)......
(Angabe der Gründe) 5.9 after the conclusion of the election business the choice Board 1 handed over these choice minutes including the equipment therein recorded, 2. the DHD or the (s) removed votes memory 2) in addition to keys and accessories, 3. the electoral roll, 4. the collected ballots, as far as they are not the choice minutes attached, 5th all him otherwise available to provided items and documents the Commissioner of municipal authority.
The election Chief... - The choice minutes with all facilities is recorded, the package with the packaged and sealed bills of choice and the choice appliance referred to in no. 5.3 or were (the) voices memory most...... Watch by the undersigned on completeness checks and taken over.
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(Signature of the representative of the municipal authority)
Caution: it is to ensure that the choice minutes with annexes, the dialler or votes taken out, memory 2) as well as the packages with the other documents unauthorized are not accessible.
---1) tick the appropriate box.
(2) delete if not applicable.
(3) the election must continue only with another choice device if this is possible without significant delay and without jeopardizing the secrecy of choice. In this case, the findings from section 2.2 for the replacement must be carried. This is in section 2.8 with the words: "The findings according to section 2.2 have been reviewed." Note.
4) the choice will be continued according to the General regulations with ballots, to block a dialling device against any further voting and to seal the lock. The minutes of the election is completed according to annex 3 after the conclusion of the Election Act. Their results are transferred to the to be recorded on the ballot box choice choice transcript. The transcript of choice is added the choice minutes pursuant to sentence 2 pursuant to sentence 3.
(5) election records and declaration forms are matched. The individual figures of the election results are to enter in the quick message when the same letters, they are referred to in the minutes of the election.
– – – 6) the figures for the letters I A 1 I, I A 2 I and I A 1 + A 2-I - - - see the corrected certificate of completion of the voters list (see also section 2.5).
---7) I sum C + D I must be with the number of votes in section 3.2 d) - match. Is the sum of I C + D I not with the number - from section 3.2 d), so discrepancies exist, that to educate is by the Electoral Committee with the control device of the dialler (§ 14 para 4 of the federal election equipment Regulation).
(8) If no recount has taken place, is to delete the entire section 5.2.
(9) the corrected numbers are identified in section 4 with a different color or in some other way. Old figures do not delete or erase.