A counting community is used to merge votes for several lists of an election in order to achieve a better common result. Whether this is permissible for a particular election is regulated in the relevant laws or ordinances. Occasionally there are legal disputes over the argument that counting communities could lead to distortions of the election results.
The voting in the election does not lead to a coalition here . The representatives elected by this are therefore not bound to any joint contracts after the election.
- BVerwG 8 C 18.03 Tönisvorst judgment - mirror image of municipal committees
- Legal dispute: Is a counting community permitted in the municipal council? In: Badische Zeitung of November 27, 2011 , accessed on November 27, 2011