The South: Electoral district 246

Roth (Mittelfranken) Marktplatz 2005

"Grüß Gott!"

The electoral district Roth is located in Bavaria in Middle Franconia in the metropolitan region of Nuremberg and includes the districts of Roth and Nürnberger Land. The electoral district is characterized by its diverse nature. Whether the Franconian Lake District, the Franconian Alb or the summit plateau of the Hersbrucker Alb, the recreational opportunities are diverse. Many know Roth through the triathlon in Roth, the world's largest long-distance competition. 

The electoral district has existed in this form since 1976, and the direct mandate has always been won by the CSU since then.

About the electoral district

people live in Roth

Wahlberechtigte Roth

of them are eligible to vote

Wahlbeteiligung Roth

voted in the 2021 federal election

Roth 246

results of the 2021 federal election (second votes)

Bayern 1

Roth is located in the federal state of Bayern

For this electoral district in the Bundestag
Ralph Edelhaeusser Portrait 21
Ralph Edelhäußer
directly elected
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Kristine Lütke
Foto Jan Plobner
Jan Plobner

Mia Vökler

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Frequently asked questions

Electoral district 246, Roth, is one of six electoral districts we selected for the Hallo Bundestag project. For the project, it is important that the six electoral districts reflect the diversity of the 299 electoral districts in Germany. To do this, we had to pick a combination of electoral districts. So the fact that electoral district 246 is included has to do with the overall selection.

To ensure that all regions of Germany are represented in the Bundestag, it is not the parties alone that determine who is elected. Instead, the country is divided into 299 electoral districts. In each of these electoral districts, people can stand as direct candidates for the Bundestag. The person who receives the most so-called first votes in the Electoral District in the Bundestag election is elected to the Bundestag.

In addition to the direct deputies who were elected in the electoral district, there are also deputies in the Bundestag who were elected via a list position. But these deputies also live in one of the 299 electoral districts. So in an electoral district there is always at least one MP who was elected directly and then, depending on the electoral district, other MPs who were elected via the list, but who also come from the corresponding electoral district.

The aim of our Electoral District Days is to give members of parliament as good a picture as possible of what people in their electoral district think, what concerns them, and what their attitudes and opinions are on issues relevant to politics. Since we cannot bring all 300,000 inhabitants of an electoral district into conversation with the MPs, we have to make a selection. Random selection ensures that everyone in the electoral district has an equal chance of being selected. In addition, random selection also better reflects the characteristics of the population in a smaller group than if we were to ask, for example, "Who would like to participate?"

The other electoral districts

The north: Electoral district 1

Flensburg – Schleswig

The West: Electoral district 138

Hagen – Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis I

The East: Electoral district 193

Erfurt – Weimar – Weimarer Land II

East Berlin: Electoral district 83

Berlin-Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg – Prenzlauer Berg Ost

Westberlin: Wahlkreis 79