In the last federal election in 2013, the turnout in the electoral district 236 bamberg-forchheim was 70.5 percent (electoral district kulmbach 70.96 percent). This means not only that almost 30 percent of eligible voters did not go to the polls, but also that the turnout had dropped by a few percentage points compared to the election in 2009: 72.83 percent of voters cast their ballots then. The question is: will this election on the 24th of this year. September will be another downturn?
Six people want to prevent this with an appeal: they all go to the polls as a matter of course.
Johannes marx, professor of political science at the university of bamberg: "political scientists observe an increasing alienation of citizens from the political system and its elites. This process is a mystery to me. Would you agree to the following trade? They trade their lives here for one in a country chosen at random by me. Welfare state, health care system, freedom and participation rights are at stake, among other things. I would not trade. This is not to deny that germany has rough tasks to accomplish. But democracies open up many opportunities for you to get involved in the process. Being allowed to vote is a privilege. Take this chance."