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Since two days you can apply for the brieahl in your respective municipality of residence and in the (also electronic) mailbox of the city of eltmann it rattles: "yesterday alone 30 citizens applied for brieahl documents", reports christiane ruttinger from the residents' registration office on monday. The city of eltmann, like the city of habfurt for example, has a link on its website to the online form service provider, so that every citizen can order his or her ballot papers at the click of a mouse.
"That's not complicated", ruttinger says you only need the number of your electoral district and your voter number – both are noted on the election notification that has been sent to every eligible voter these days. Whoever applies for a school holiday will receive the election documents from the administration. "That really costs a lot of money", reports christiane ruttinger and is happy to agree with her colleague in the city of habfurt. Thomas ringeisen, for one, preferred to do the whole election process by mail "that would be the easiest for us". In habfurt, the city has sent the election notification to around 10,000 citizens; in eltmann, it has now been sent to around 4,400 eligible voters. Could you send out the documents right away with the election notification, that's it. Money saved. "I stand by that", comments ringeisen dryly. Election workers were still needed for the payment, but not in the polling stations during the daytime.