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Apply for a citizens' petition

Description

With a citizens' initiative, citizens can request that they decide on a matter of the municipality, Verbandsgemeinde or district themselves. Citizens' petitions may only deal with matters of the municipality's own sphere of activity, the Verbandsgemeinde or the district, which lie within the decision-making competence of the municipal council, Verbandsgemeinderat or Kreistag. It should be noted that a referendum on this topic has not taken place within the last 2 years. For certain matters, e.B budget and in the context of urban land use planning, a citizens' petition is inadmissible.

The citizens' petition must be submitted in writing with the required signatures. If the citizens' initiative is admissible, the referendum will follow within 3 months. The referendum is cancelled if the municipal council, municipal council or district council decides to implement the measure required by the citizens' petition.

local municipal or city administration, local Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung, local district administration

The citizens' initiative must take the form of a question to be answered with yes or no and a justification with a cost estimate. In addition, up to 3 people are to be named who are entitled to represent the citizens' initiative and the signatories. A citizens' initiative must be signed by at least 10% of the citizens entitled to vote; the maximum required signatures depend on the number of inhabitants of the municipalities, municipalities or districts.

If the citizens' petition is directed against a resolution of the municipal council, municipal council or district council, it must be submitted within 2 months after the local announcement of the resolution.

The municipal council, municipal council or district council decides on the admissibility of the citizens' petition without delay, at the latest within 6 weeks after receipt of all documents required for the admissibility of the citizens' petition. If the citizens' initiative is admissible, the referendum will take place within 3 months.

If the citizens' initiative is admissible, the referendum follows: In the referendum, the question to be decided is voted yes or no. The question asked is decided in the sense that the majority of the valid votes, but at least 20% of the voters, answered the question in the affirmative. In the event of a tie, the question is deemed to have been answered with no.

Further possibility of enforcing interests at the municipal level:

A citizens' initiative is a community founded on the basis of a specific occasion. It is not bound by any particular legal form. The aim of a citizens' initiative is to influence public opinion, state institutions, parties or other groups.

A residents' application enables residents of a municipality, Verbandsgemeinde or district who have reached the age of 14 to have certain matters dealt with in the municipal council, Verbandsgemeinderat or Kreistag. Residents' applications may only deal with matters of the municipality's own sphere of activity, Verbandsgemeinde or district.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of the Interior and Sport Saxony-Anhalt

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