Info for randomly selected young people
Electoral District Day at a glance
What is an electoral district?
You may know that members of the Bundestag come from all over Germany. For this purpose, the country is divided into so-called electoral districts.
One or more members of parliament sit in the Bundestag for the people from your electoral district.
Electoral District Days are held so that members of parliament can find out more about how the people in their constituency are doing, what they think and what they think should change in politics.
What is an Electoral District Day?
At an Electoral District Day, randomly selected people from a Bundestag electoral district talk about a federal policy issue.
In the morning, you receive information on the topic and then get to talk to each other in small groups in an appreciative atmosphere. The discussion is moderated so that everyone has their say and is heard.
In the afternoon, the results are compiled in the large group.
At the end, the members of the Bundestag from your electoral district are also available for a round of talks and learn about the results of the day.
Who is taking part?
You and approximately 35 others from the electoral district will participate in the event.
All participants are randomly selected by lot from the register of residents. We make sure that genders and age groups are equally represented.
Why all this?
Democracy works when everyone's voices are heard.
Because different life experiences lead to different needs and perspectives. Our goal is to bring these into conversation with each other.
With a moderated exchange in which everyone has their say, we enable participants to contribute, get to know and understand different points of view.
In the end, the members of parliament who make decisions for you in the Bundestag can also better understand what is important to you.
What is Hallo Bundestag?
With this project, we want to test ways in which the voices of different people can be heard more in politics.
Until its end, we are holding three Electoral District Days in each of six electoral districts in different parts of Germany in 2023 and 2024. In the end, this will result in proposals for the Bundestag on how our political system can be strengthened through discussion formats with randomly selected participants at the electoral district level.
Who is behind it?
Es geht LOS is a non-profit and non-partisan initiative, supported by the association Demokratie Innovation e.V. We want to strengthen the cohesion in our democracy. To do this, we use citizen participation by random selection.
The project Hallo Bundestag - Gewählt. Elected. Together. is supported by various foundations, including the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Zeit-Stiftung and the Open Society Foundations, as well as the Federal Agency for Civic Education.
Questions & Answers
Please let us know if you are coming or not. You can send us an SMS/Whatsapp/ Mail, call us or use the enclosed reply card and the reply envelope. We pay the postage. It is important that your parents sign as well! We would like to send you further information by e-mail. Therefore, please include your e-mail address or another contact option in your feedback.
If there are reasons that prevent your participation, please contact us and we will try to find a solution so that you can be there. If you have school or training on one of the dates, we will support you in applying for time off. If it is really not possible, please let us know as well. Then we will select a replacement for you and someone else can participate.
No. The Electoral District Day is about the politicians getting to know your points of view. At the end of the day, you can talk to the members of parliament and they can comment on the issues.
Absolutely! Everyone brings their own perspective on the topic. We're talking about personal experiences, so you don't need any special knowledge or a preconceived opinion. And if you don't want to say anything, you don't have to.
Nothing. Just bring an open mind to talk with people from your area about issues that affect all of you. You'll get all the info you need at Electoral District Day itself.
You can meet the Es geht LOS team and the other youth who will be at Electoral District Day. We'll talk about what's happening that day. Plus, there will be pizza! The meeting will last one to one and a half hours, we will let you know the location after your registration.
No, we invite you and take care of food and drinks during the Electoral District Day. For your time and possible travel expenses, you will receive an expense allowance of €100 at the constituency day.
If you eat vegetarian/vegan/lactose-free/gluten-free/halal/kosher or other, write that in your response. We will take care of it.
If you need special support (interpreter, sign language interpreter, transport service, other accompaniment), please send us an e-mail or call us. We will find a solution!
The random selection ensures that people with different interests and backgrounds are there - even those who wouldn't necessarily register for an Electoral District Day on their own. But this diversity of people and opinions is exactly what it's all about! That's why we're happy if you dare to participate.
The results are presented exclusively in anonymized form. This means that no one can conclude from the results who represented which opinion at the constituency day. The MPs will explain how they will deal with this in their work. The aim of the project is also to develop recommendations for the Bundestag on how such formats as the Electoral District Day can be held more frequently in the future. In addition, we will introduce you to other ways to stay in touch with us at the Electoral District Day.
We got your data from the registration office.
The contact persons
Juliane BaruckProject management Hallo Bundestag
Contact person for Wahlkreis Erfurt – Weimar – Weimarer Land II (Wahlkreis 193)
Dr. Linus StrothmannProject management Hallo Bundestag
Contact person for Wahlkreis Flensburg – Schleswig (Wahlkreis 1)
Leonie Disselkampproject staff Hallo Bundestag
Contact person for Wahlkreis Berlin-Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg – Prenzlauer Berg Ost (Wahlkreis 83)
Carl-Linus Deichertproject staff Hallo Bundestag
Contact person for Wahlkreis Berlin-Steglitz – Zehlendorf (Wahlkreis 79)
Paul Naudascherproject staff Hallo Bundestag
Contact person for Wahlkreis Hagen – Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis I (Wahlkreis 138)
Mia Vöklerproject staff Hallo Bundestag
Contact person for Wahlkreis Roth (Wahlkreis 246)