The voting booth or voting booth is a non-accessible to third parties space or shed , the secret election will allow. Therefore, they may only each one will enter person what in Austria Commission of the choice diocese , approved in Germany election committee has to watch.
The voters can on a desk the ballots marked unobserved, fold and in an envelope stuck before him outside the voting booth, after examination of their right to vote by the election committee in the ballot box stuck. A marking of ballot papers outside the voting booth is not permitted , with the exception of postal voting . The election supervisor or electoral committee has to instruct the voters to always use the voting booth.
If the polling stations are responsible for several hundred eligible voters , they often have more than one voting booth . In addition to a pen displayed in the voting booth, the election proposal with the candidate (s) or the party lists can also be displayed in the voting booth . Other communications, in particular for election advertising , are not permitted.
If a voter is disabled, an accompanying person of his choice can help, for which the further details are regulated in the election regulations.
- Thomas Mergel : The voting booth . In: Alexa Geisthövel , Habbo Knoch (Ed.): Places of Modernity. Experiences of the 19th and 20th centuries . Frankfurt am Main 2005, pp. 335-344.
- Wahlurne.de - Photos and information on voting booth models currently used in Germany