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Germany: Postal voting set to rise in German election01:04

Germany: Postal voting set to rise in German election

Germany, Berlin
September 24, 2017 at 23:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

Ballot counters in the Berlin borough of Pankow claimed that the number of postal votes increased by some 30 percent in comparison with the last federal election in 2013, Sunday, a trend which is predicted to be replicated across the nation.

Ralle Rodel, a postal vote counter, said that they have had to employ more volunteers to tally the ballots.

"This time we had a very high number of postal votes, some 30 percent more than we got at the last election, so we've had to set up more counting desks," he said as he tallied votes at Rathaus Pankow, the local town hall.

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Ballot counters in the Berlin borough of Pankow claimed that the number of postal votes increased by some 30 percent in comparison with the last federal election in 2013, Sunday, a trend which is predicted to be replicated across the nation.

Ralle Rodel, a postal vote counter, said that they have had to employ more volunteers to tally the ballots.

"This time we had a very high number of postal votes, some 30 percent more than we got at the last election, so we've had to set up more counting desks," he said as he tallied votes at Rathaus Pankow, the local town hall.

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