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Postal 1949 By amendment of the Federal Elections Act in 1985, the voting from abroad was extended considerably through the introduction of the model of combination. See comments for more information. (Data has been updated in 2021)
1956 Legislative Postal 1949 Voting rights from abroad were extended for family members of public servants and workers in public enterprises who lived abroad.
1949 Legislative Postal 1949 Public servants and workers in public enterprises who lived abroad were also entitled to vote provided that their place of residence was close to the frontier of the German Reich.

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