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Can you vote in the German Federal election even if you test positive shortly?

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Can you vote in the German Federal election even if you test positive shortly?
Can you vote in the German Federal election even if you test positive shortly?

Can you vote in the German Federal election even if you test positive shortly?

Yes, it is possible, and we will try to explain How?

Anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus is quarantined and is not allowed to leave the house for the time being. This currently affects around 150,000 people in Germany. Anyone who still wants to cast their vote in the Bundestag election can apply for an absentee ballot – according to the Federal Election Commissioner, by 6 p.m. on the Friday before the election at the latest.

But what if you don’t get a positive test until Saturday or on election day itself? The good news: Even then, the vote is not lost. “In special exceptional cases, a ballot can still be applied for on election day until 3:00 p.m., for example, if in the case of proven sudden illness the polling place cannot be visited or can only be visited with unreasonable difficulty,” it says on the website of the Federal Election Commissioner.

Source : ZDF

 

 

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