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82,600 citizens are called to vote in Jena on Sunday


On Sunday, around 82,600 eligible voters in Jena are called to take part in the European Parliament election and the run-off election for the office of Lord Mayor between incumbent Dr. Thomas Nitzsche and challenger Kathleen Lützkendorf. In the districts of Jena-Nord, Jena-Süd, Jena-West, Jena-Zentrum, Neulobeda and Wenigenjena there will be run-off elections for the office of district mayor. The polling stations are open again from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.

As of Wednesday this week, 21,773 voters have applied for postal votes for the European elections and 22,309 voters for the run-off elections. The documents have been sent out in full by the city. By Wednesday evening, 16,769 postal ballot letters for the European elections and 13,821 for the run-off elections had been received by the administration. The longest journey was made by postal voting documents to Germans abroad in Chile and Trinidad Tobago in South America, others to the USA and European countries.

Absentee ballots must be returned to the city by Sunday, 6 p.m. at the latest. Until Saturday, 8.6.2024, 24.00 hrs, it is possible to post them via the city's deadline letterbox, Gerbergasse (behind building Am Anger 15). On election Sunday, election letters can be handed in from 8.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. at the latest at the election center, Bürgerdienste, Engelplatz 1.

The city's postal polling station will be open on Friday until 6.00 pm. Postal voting documents can be applied for there and it is possible to vote immediately. In addition, all citizens who have not yet received their postal voting documents should also register there. Complaints on election day can no longer be remedied.