• 61.946.900
    people were entitled to vote in 1993
  • about 61.500.000
    people will be entitled to vote 
  • tightest outcome ever: in 2002 the CDU won enjoying an advantage of 6027 votes
  • 44.309.925 people cast theit votes in 2013
  • voter turnout was only 71,5 %
  • 17.636.975 non-voters (2013)
  • 14.921.877 second votes let CDU win in 2013
  • currently the parties in the Bundestag represent less than 60% of all eligible citizens
  • the government represents only 45.79% of the total population
  • lowest election participation in 2009 with 70.8%
  • highest election participation in 1972 with 91.1%
  • In 2013, 6.9 million second votes remained ineffective for the composition of the Bundestag on the 5% limit
  • The largest electorate group is with 20% electorate, the over 70s
  • About 3.2%, voters younger than 21 (smallest voting group)
  • In 2013 the age group of the 60 to under 70 age group had the highest electoral participation with 79.8%
  • Among the 21 to 25 year old, electoral participation was lowest in 2013 (60.3%),
  • 31.7 million women and 29.8 million men are eligible for election in 2017, and the share of women is 51.5% of those entitled to vote.
  • More than 90,000 polling stations are on election day in Germany
  • 630,000 electoral assistants will help

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