The chaos in the Berlin election was apparently even bigger than expected. New details on the federal election 2021, which was sloppily carried out in the capital, become known.
Munich / Berlin – It was the embarrassment par excellence in the federal election in 2021: In many places in Berlin, voting – even in the election to the House of Representatives – did not work as planned. Sometimes long queues formed with hours of waiting.
It was all the more surprising when the district electoral committees for the districts of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Pankow did not find any serious deficiencies in a statement last Monday (October 11).
Chaos in the Berlin election: More details about the confusion in the federal election in 2021 leak out
the WORLD now writes that in Berlin-Pankow it can be proven that voters were sent home without voting. The newspaper refers to an available “internal overview of the closure and abnormalities of the polling stations of the district electoral committee”. According to this, citizens could not cast their votes in at least six polling stations, although some of the votes were held until after 8 p.m.
And: These six polling stations are only those “where the deficiencies have been properly documented,” the report continues. At least missing ballot papers were noted in dozens of other polling stations in Berlin. In polling station 211, for example, from 5 p.m., ballot papers for the House of Representatives election (AGH) were missing: “No AGH first or second votes could be cast by the end of the election. Those who vote had to be sent home. “
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In the polling station 207, however, were noisy WORLD from 4.30 p.m. Ballot papers for “type of voting unknown”, although some were delivered at a later point in time, but not in sufficient numbers. “6.45 pm Discontinuation of the voting because there are no more ballot papers. 70 people could not vote ”, is quoted from the internal overview.
Chaos in the Berlin election: Confusion in the federal election in 2021 and in the election to the House of Representatives
Regarding polling station 817, however, it should be noted: “7:12 p.m., the electoral officer leaves the polling station without a word.” Another example: From 4:15 p.m., the ballot papers for the federal election were missing in polling station 619. There was then an interruption until 5.45 p.m. before voting could continue – almost a quarter of an hour before the polling stations closed everywhere else in Germany. In Berlin, on the other hand, the chaos at the elections was apparently even bigger than expected. (pm)