Election to the House of Representatives: Around 450 ballot letters in Berlin have not yet been counted
Election to the House of Representatives
So far, around 450 ballot letters in Berlin have not been counted
With only 105 votes, the SPD was ahead of the Greens in the Berlin election. Because of a glitch, a few hundred votes should now be recounted. Do the Social Democrats now have to fear for second place?
Two days after the re-election in Berlin Voter votes from around 450 absentee ballot letters still have to be counted and added to the result. That said state returning officer Stephan Bröchler.
The ballot letters according to Bröchler, apparently arrived quite late in the Lichtenberg district and were left behind during the count on Sunday. It is unclear how the breakdown came about, and the responsible district election committee still has to clarify that. There were communication problems in the district election office, “the slips were there, but were not forwarded correctly”. The “Spiegel” had previously reported. According to the preliminary result of the Berlin House of Representatives elections so far, the SPD is in second place, only 105 votes ahead of the Greens in third place.
Bröchler said that votes should be counted in the next few days and the result will then be communicated. “It is important that no voice has been lost.” Bröchler did not disclose the exact number of letters, the number 450 is about the order of magnitude. There are currently no indications that further incidents have occurred.