Notice of Public Display of the Voters' Registerand Issue of Polling Cards
(1) The local authority of the commune shall publicize, not later than twenty-four days be-fore the election and in accordance with the specimen at Annex 5,
1. where, for how long and at what times of day the voters' register will be on public display,
2. that within the display period an objection to the voters' register may be lodged to the local authority of the commune in writing or by means of a minuted statement (Article 22),
3. that persons eligible to vote registered in the voters' register will receive a voter's notice not later than the twenty-first day before the election and that persons eligible to vote registered in the voters' register by sole reason of an application who have already ap-plied for a polling card with postal ballot documents will not receive a voter's notice,
4. where, during what period and under what conditions applications may be submitted for polling cards (Article 25 et seq.),
5. how votes are cast by postal ballot (Article 66).
(2) The diplomatic and full-time consular missions of the Federal Republic of Germany abroad shall make public immediately after the designation of election day:
1. the conditions under which Germans living abroad may participate in the German Bundestag election,
2. where, in what form and within what period such persons must apply for registration in a voters' register in the Federal Republic of Germany in order to participate in the election.
Such public notice is to be given in accordance with Annex 6 by the embassies by means of at least one advertisement in German in both a daily and a weekly national newspaper and by the full-time consulates by means of at least one advertisement in German in a regional daily newspaper. If this cannot be done in particular cases for a substantiated reason or if it appears unjustified, a public notice shall be displayed in the mission premises and, as far as possible, notices shall be issued to relevant known persons to disseminate the aforementioned information.
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