Local election 2021

Local election 2021

Final result available

The final result of the local elections in the Waldeck-Frankenberg district after the election committee has officially determined it.

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The final result of the 2021 municipal election in the Waldeck-Frankenberg district has been determined. The ballots from the election on March 14 have been counted. It is therefore clear how many seats the parties will receive in the district council - and also which deputies have actually been elected to parliament.

According to the results, the CDU is the strongest parliamentary group in the district council with 28.17 percent of the vote, followed by the SPD with 25.52 percent and the GREENS with 14.39 percent. They are followed by the FREIE WÄHLER with 13.81 percent, the FDP with 8.42 percent, the AfD with 6.99 percent and DIE LINKE with 2.70 percent. According to the current status, the CDU therefore receives 20 seats in the district council, the SPD 18, the GREENS 10, the FREE WÄHLER 10, the FDP 6, the AfD 5 and DIE LINKE 2 seats.

Voter turnout in the 2021 local elections in Waldeck-Frankenberg was 52.55 percent. The local elections took place on March 14, 2021. Elected in the process - depending on the number of residents in the electoral area - were 15 to 105 municipal representatives in the municipal election, three to 19 local council members in the local council election and 51 to 93 district council members in the district election. In the Waldeck-Frankenberg district, 71 district council members were elected.

For the election of the district council, seven election proposals had previously been received by the district election officer by the deadline of January 4, 2021. The meeting of the district election committee, at which a decision was made on the admissibility of the submitted election proposals, took place on January 15, 2021 in the district administration building in Korbach. A total of 364 people from seven election proposals applied for the 71 seats in the district council, whose legislative period begins on April 1, 2021. These were submitted by the CDU, DIE GRÜNEN, SPD, AfD, FDP, DIE LINKE and FW.

Election system

In municipal elections - provided that at least two lists are admitted - elections are held in accordance with the principles of proportional representation combined with elements of personal elections. In this system, each eligible voter has as many votes as there are seats to be allocated in the body to be elected. The votes may be allocated individually or in clusters (cumulative) to the candidates, also from different election proposals (variegation). It is also possible to accept election proposals unchanged, to delete individual candidates from an election proposal or to combine the various voting options. The local elections are the fifth time that the procedure of cumulating and panashing votes has been used, giving all eligible voters more opportunities to cast the votes available to them. Further information on the elections and the voting system is also available at www.wahlen.hessen.de or www.deinedemokratie.de.

Choose corona compliant

Due to the continuing dynamic infection situation, it can be assumed that the pandemic-related restrictions will also have an impact on the local elections to be held on March 14, 2021. However, eligible voters can be assured that all necessary precautions will be taken as part of the preparations for the elections to exclude any risk to the health of eligible voters and employees of the election committees.
This includes the following measures:

  • Compulsory wearing of masks in the voting room and in the building where the voting room is located.
  • Preparation of voting rooms so that spacing is maintained and regular ventilation can be provided
  • Ballpoint pens for voting in the booths are available. To eliminate any risk of infection, eligible voters may also use their own pen to mark the ballot.
  • Equipping the election boards with mouth-nose coverings

Absentee ballot

If eligible voters want to rule out any risk of infection, they also have the option of voting by absentee ballot. To do this, they need a ballot paper, which can be applied for using the form on the back of the election notification. When applying, eligible voters must state their surname, first name, date of birth and address. They receive together with the ballot paper:

  • one ballot paper for each of the elections for which you are eligible to vote
  • one official ballot paper envelope each in the color of the ballot paper
  • an election envelope, postage paid by the municipality


  • a leaflet on postal voting, which gives explanations in words and pictures on how to cast one's votes by postal voting

Eligible voters can also apply for and collect the ballot paper and absentee ballot documents in person at the election office. There is also the possibility to cast the votes directly on site.


You have the choice!

For the local elections on March 14,
the Network for Tolerance Waldeck-Frankenberg has launched a video project.

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