The first forecasts for the Bundestag elections are available as of 6pm, as soon as the polling stations close. However, these are not yet the results of the count, but the forecasts are based on representative post-election polls from election day. Voters completed the survey anonymously.
Bundestag election 2021: When will we know the preliminary results?
While voters and politicians eagerly stare at the screens and cheer or mourn the forecast results, the counting of first and second votes begins at the polling stations. Then extrapolations are made based on the first ballots counted.
In the past, the first results could be seen as early as about 6:15 p.m. As the votes are counted, the extrapolation results are also updated. The more votes that are counted, the more accurate the predictions will become.
When will we know the final result of the 2021 Bundestag election?
After the votes in the constituencies have been completely counted, the state election offices in the states compile the results and forward them to the Federal Election Commissioner. The Federal Election Commissioner then announces the preliminary final results of the 2021 federal election. This may occur the night after election Sunday or the morning after. In the 2017 federal election. The Federal Election Commissioner announced the preliminary results at 5:25 a.m. Monday morning.
However, the official final result of the 2021 federal election will not be known until days or weeks after election Sunday. In the last federal election in 2017, voting took place on September 24 and the Federal Election Commissioner announced the final result on October 12. The same was true of the 2013 election: it was held on 22 September and the result was announced on 9 October. The first sitting of the newly elected Bundestag will take place no later than 30 days after the election.