Federal & State Returning Officers
Federal Returning Officer
The Federal Returning Officer organizes and monitors the political elections and election preparations in Germany at federal level, namely the elections to the German Bundestag and the elections to the European Parliament on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany. He and his deputy are appointed by the Federal Minister of the Interior for an indefinite period. Traditionally, the President of the Federal Statistical Office assumes the office of Federal Returning Officer.
Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Returning Officer.
provincial returning officer
The state returning officer is responsible for the proper conduct of the elections in the federal states of Germany. These include the European elections, the federal elections, the state elections and the local elections. He prepares the elections and announces the official final result. He informs the public about all issues related to elections.
You can find more information on the website of the State Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate.